"The definition of faith is believing in something with no proof or evidence." – overheard from the adult leader in my son’s middle school small group, a few Sundays ago
Um. No. Not quite.
But I know it feels like that sometimes. I know that it feels like all we have is a "blind faith" that, frankly, let’s us down as much as anything. One of my heaviest weights is thinking about how I’m "passing my faith along" to our kids. I’ll pass along my angst and mistrust, and I’m hoping I’ll be real about my hope and trust as well. It’s a total package.
For me right now, faith is itself the evidence, not "belief without proof". That’s what Hebrews 11:1 says, that faith is that proof of what you’re hoping for, of what’s unseen now but is always just around the bend. There’s the relationship aspect – God has proven Himself faithful, and I can hold onto His faithfulness, I can trust Him, and that becomes foundational for everything else in some way.