For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar. Romans 3:3-4
Real faith does not attempt to prove what God has said. It does not try to convince anyone that God will perform what He has promised. Take Jesus for example, He received a very specific promise from His Father God that He would raise Him from the dead after three days. In John 2:19, Jesus told the Jewish people, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” When the people in turn questioned Him about this statement, He did not respond, try to explain to them what He meant, or convince them what He meant would really come to pass. Similarly, in Matthew 26:61 the Jewish chief priests and elders also argued “this fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days” but when they questioned Jesus about this statement, He remained silent (Matthew 26:63). While it is good to speak the promises of God, real faith does not get into debates and try to prove what God has said will come to pass. When God promised Mary that as a virgin she would bear the Son of God (Luke 1:31-33), she never tried to convince anyone of this promise but God later revealed it to her fiancé Joseph in a dream (Matthew 1:20). Debates and arguments involve the intellect and when one attempts to figure out the promises of God with the mind, doubt can easily ensue. Real faith comes out of the heart and simply believes God. We receive the very same faith of Christ once we are born again (Galatians 2:20). That kind of faith, is filled with power in each and every promise spoken to your heart because, “With God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment” (Luke 1:37 AMP). Rest in God’s promises knowing that He will bring them to pass and don’t try to convince your critics!