It is more blessed to believe and have not seen then to see then believe!
I have for so long been a person that was of the mindset show me then I will believe.
That’s not how God works. Even at salvation it is about trusting the finished works of the cross that to me were unseen.
I could say I was like doubting Thomas alot. Thomas didn’t believe Jesus had visited them while he was away from the room. He said I want to see Him. I want to put my hand in his side and in the places on His wrist.
Jesus then appeard before them again in the room and Thomas was there and Jesus knowing his heart said Thomas here am I put your hands in my side and out your fingers in the places on my wrists so that you may believe.
So Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe.”
John 4:48 NASB
Jesus knows our hearts so well he knows when we are in doubt, unbelief, fear, etc as to why at times He wants us to just truat Him. Hebrews 11:1 says that faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen.
Faith is to produce substance and evidence in our life! The substance is character, integrity, fruit of the spirit. The evidence will be the mamifestation of Gods goodness as we grow in Him.
I have had to grow to a place of ultimate trust in God. I have to manage my trust as I can easily fall back into my old ways of doubt, fear, worry, anxiety, etc.
Its getting better and I can only be expectant that God has great things in store for me the more I become rooted and grounded in truth. Develop and grow in the fruit of the spirit and working to become the best version of me possible.
Faith has to be active and in use in my life for it to grow. Faith has to infiltrate my soul in the places where those other things have resided for so long to evict them. Cause faith is in my spirit already. It just needs to become operable in my soul(mind,will, and emotions).
The more this happens faith for what I believe God for that are now unseen are seen by Him and he wants me to trust that no matter if there are signs or not just believe and watch Him come through.