Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith,
we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord
has done for us.
In 1985, Whitney Houston sang a big hit called, “How Will I Know?” In the song she asked a rather profound question. A question that has haunted women since the beginning of time, “How will I know if he really loves me?”
Whitney doesn’t just want to know just if he loves her, but that he really loves her. She can’t trust her feelings; she could be deceived. The love feels strong, but she feels weak and unsure.
So, how will she know?
She must gather information or evidence that supports what she is feeling.
Is he thinking of her?
Is what she is feeling really love?
She says a prayer and concludes that what she is feeling is love.
We usually don’t need to consider the love of our life like in this song, but isn’t that process one we all go through in various ways? We make statements. We have beliefs. And in much the same way, to insure we are correct in these things, we gather information or evidence to support what we think or feel.
Faith is an area where we can gather evidence. When we believe that Christ died for us and through faith accept him into our lives, we are justified or made right with God. Not because we are right, but because God declares it to be so. We can take this and the other promises of the Bible and gather information and evidence of God’s truth:
We talk to others.
We learn from the Bible.
We witness life changes.
We compare other belief systems.
In the end, the evidence speaks for itself. God is who He says He is and He is with us.
In the song, Whitney was never sure if “he” loved her or or not. But you can know that God loves you. The evidence of God’s presence and his promises is clear every day if you just take the time to look around and see all the beauty in the world.
Never question His love for you, even when you don't "feel" it. Stay in the Word and Live Scripture Strong.