In the paragraphs below, I want to talk about having faith in God. However, faith is sometimes a misunderstood word. Most people would think it’s always a religious term. Although it is, it’s not in all cases. Imagine this: you ask a friend to take care of your house while you’re on vacation. You are having faith in your friend. You believe and trust that the friend will take care of your house. This is only one of the many examples that show that we have faith every day.

I say all this because I don’t want you to think that faith is something only religious people can have, and that you can’t, because that is completely false.

Many people will have a hard time placing their faith in something they cannot see. That is completely understandable. There are many “road blocks” that keep people from putting their faith in God. It could be false beliefs, such as evolution, or it could be other people, who are dissuading you from following the right path. Whatever it is, these “road blocks” are always there, but God will help you past them. He only asks that you have faith in him.

There are times when you may think that having faith in something is believing in something that cannot be scientifically proven. In some cases, yes, this is true. There are some beliefs that people have absolute faith in although there is not one smidgen of scientific evidence that these beliefs are true. People cannot deny, however, that the Bible was written thousands—not millions—of years ago, and that many of the things it prophesied came true. It is not a fairytale; it is a historical record.

Having faith in God—the true God—is a big step, but it was a step many people were willing to take. It’s a step to accept the free gift God is giving us.