Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
John 20:29 (NIV)
As a believer, our faith in God should not just believe that God can do certain things. We have to move to a level where we know that nothing is impossible with God. Faith is our persuasion, our hope, our anticipation of God's work. No situation is too big for God. That is why our faith should be centered on what Jesus did to bring us into a deep relationship with God.
When life turns upside down and yet you believe, you are blessed. When you cry at night and feel your dream is shattered, all hope fades wondering if there will be a better day, and yet you believe, you are blessed. You probably don't feel blessed, but you are, because a greater blessing rests on those who believe, even if it seems that God is absent.
God's approval and blessing rests upon one who has faith in His Son, trusts His Word of truth, and believes in the Holy Scriptures. We must walk by faith, not by sight. We must live by trusting the Word of God and believing its promises; not because of what we see or feel, but because, just like Thomas, there are times in our lives when we have doubts, the Lord gives us the proof we ask for. We must always trust by faith.
I want to assure you that when we struggle with doubt, Jesus is faithful to answer us and to increase our faith. There is a special promise for those who have not seen the Lord Jesus but have believed on Him.