“Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” - John 20:29
Thomas was adamant saying, “Unless I see Him and feel Him I will not believe”. He wanted tangible evidence that Jesus was alive and had risen from the dead.
When Jesus appeared to him He said, “Reach out your hand and touch me”, showing the marks the nails had left in His hands. He also said, “Put your hand in my side”, showing the wound where the soldier’s spear had pierced Him.
Thomas thought this was a spirit that appeared to him, but Jesus said, “A spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see me have”.
Unfortunately, there are so many who will not believe unless they have some physical evidence. It is the Thomas kind of faith which says that “seeing is believing”.
But God has called us to live by faith, not sight. The Bible defines faith as “the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen”.
Faith is unnecessary, if you can both see it, and feel it.
When I have received healing from the Lord I have discounted and ignored how I felt and what I saw in the mirror and agreed with the word of God that declared I am healed.
The Thomas kind of faith relies on the physical senses as evidence, but real faith depends on the truth of Jesus’ words and does not doubt that it will come to pass.
We are truly blessed when we believe, even though we have not seen, or felt, what we believe God for.
Dear heavenly Father, thank You for Your word, its authority and power. Help me to live in obedience to Your word regardless of my wavering and feelings, in Jesus name.