By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was about to receive as an inheritance.
And he went out, not knowing where he was going.Hebrews 11:8
I once thought that faith was about knowing.
So I studied hard and I learned some things.
But the things I learned only led to more questions.
The things I learned taught me how much I still did not know.
I learned that questions always outnumber answers, no matter how much you learn.
And that led to despair, for I did not find all of the knowing which I sought.
But as I learned these lessons, a Teacher taught me something else: faith is about going as much as it is about knowing.
In fact, I would say faith is defined precisely IN the NOT KNOWING.
Going without knowing requires trust and trust is placed in a Person, in a Presence.
And I learned the greater lesson: there is a PRESENCE far greater than knowledge.
A PRESENCE who makes PROMISES.
And He promises that He will never leave me, never forsake me.
He is faithful to join me every step of the NOT KNOWING way.
To go with Him is to trust, which is the essence of faith.
And this led to hope.
This much I know.