“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
Hebrews 11:1 NASB
Sometimes faith just doesn’t make sense. It may even seem a bit ridiculous at times, and certainly not very logical. You see, logic has us studying a situation, thinking about it, and then basing our decision on reason and sound ideas. I believe that sometimes trying to be logical stands as a roadblock to great faith. It wasn’t logical when God used a prophet named Elisha to tell a commander of the Syrian army named Naaman, who had contracted leprosy, to dip in the Jordan River seven times to be healed. Naaman was angry, for he asked, “Why can’t you just wave your hand over my body and I’ll be healed? And why the muddy, contaminated waters of the Jordan River? Why not the clean rivers of Abana and Pharpar?” So Naaman did what the man of God said, defying all logic, dipping seven times in the Jordan River, and was instantly healed.
It wasn’t logical when I couldn’t sell my house 25 years ago after my wife had left, and I had pretty much lost everything. I was about to lose my house to the bank in two days. No offers had come in. The Lord told me, “Prayer walk around the house seven times, praising Me, and I will sell your house.” Of course, I questioned Him, “Are you sure, Lord, that’s so wild?” The next day a young couple came to look at the house and within an hour, wrote me a check for the entire amount of the house including the back payments, and gave my son and I me $1,000 to get into an apartment.
It wasn’t logical when 4 years ago, our friends, Jack and Jeanne, listed their home but no offers had come in and God told me to prayer walk around the house seven times. As we were doing it, God told me what seemed to be so ridiculous. “Tell them to raise the price from $790.00 to 890,00 and it will sell within a week!” It sold within 2 days for that price! I don’t understand it. I can’t explain it. But I do know this: there isn’t anything God can’t do!
So maybe we need less logic and more faith for God to do the miracles in our life. Hebrews 11:6 (NASB) says, “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” Just trust and obey. For there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.