They were short and simple words, but they touched my heart.
My friend was encouraging me through a text. God seemed to be showing her all week “walk by faith and not by sight.” Based on what I shared with her mid-week, she knew I needed these words.
And just in case you might need them too, I wanted to pass them along today.
Our eyesight is a gift, isn’t it?? It’s a wonderful blessing to have eyes that see clearly. I realize many in this world do not have that gift, so it’s something I try to not take for grated. Each time I reach for my reading glasses, I become more and more aware of how precious our eyesight is.
But all too often, I rely on what I see to be truth. Or if I can’t see it, then it must not exist.
Just like Thomas in the Bible when he said he wouldn’t believe Jesus was alive until he saw him with his own eyes.
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
That’s faith. To believe what we can’t see.
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1
Friends, we don’t have to see it to believe it’s going to happen.
We don’t have to see the healing to believe it’s coming.
We don’t have to see the hope to live in it.
We don’t have to see the blessing to believe it’s there.
We don’t have to see the miracle to trust in the Miracle Maker.
We don’t have to see Jesus to know He’s real and alive.
This is when our faith walks ahead of our sight.
Life may be spinning out of control. It may be flipped upside-down. It may not make sense at the moment. And it may be scary, and unsettling, and hard.
Allow your faith–not your sight–to lead you. Trust God is working it all out for good.
Don’t look at what your eyes see, but look at what your faith sees.
Close your eyes if you have to. Trust God has got you.
I’m walking by faith right along with you, friend. It’s all going to be okay.
If you have something to share to encourage those of us who are walking with our eyes closed, I’d love to read it below. You may just be the encouragement someone needs today.
I’m joyfully linking arms with Barbie and friends at The Weekend Brew and Deb at Counting My Blessings. You’ll be encouraged and uplifted when you visit each one. Have a blessed day!
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God sure is consistent in his message to me. I wrote about “Walking by faith not sight” just a week or so ago myself. Your post reminds me of Brandon Heath’s song “Give Me Eyes to See.” Let us indeed walk by faith together friend!
He must be teaching us both the same truths, Tara! I’m glad we can walk together on this journey and encourage each other as we go! Blessings, friend!
Beautiful Julie! Just what I needed on this Easter morning. God does bless our faithfulness and it is by this faith that we are able to journey through our days and nights. I especially loved the verse from Hebrews “faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen”. This verse is perfect for my son and something he is going through right now. Easter blessings, friend and thank you for sharing this at The Weekend Brew.
Hi Mary! Easter blessings to you, too! I pray your son is encouraged and strengthened in what he’s walking through. I’m thankful God strengthens our faith as we walk close to Him. Have a great week and thank you for your part in The Weekend Brew!