I will believe it when I see it. That is a statement of doubt.
Do you always have to see something to believe it? Absolutely not! We accept many things in faith.
I believe my body is made up of thousands of cells even though I have not seen my cells in a microscope. I trust the ingredients are accurately given on the side of a box of cereal. When driving, I can rely on the hope that a car will not be using my lane to go in the opposite direction. We accept many things in our everyday lives without much concern or thought.
So why are we so skeptical when it comes to truths about our spiritual lives? It is because we are caught up in the mentality of having to see it to believe it when religion is involved.
As humans, we tend to be doubters. Too often we fall into the trap of believing what is true for me may be different than what is true for you. We let others believe whatever they want even though we do not believe their statements of “truth.” That kind of thinking is disastrous when applied to God’s Word. Even those who profess a strong belief in Jesus can fall prey to doubting the truth as did the disciple named Thomas.
“Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.” John 20:25b
I accept God’s Word as truth.