Sometimes seeing is believing.
It’s easy to believe what we can see.
Like rain, sun, the miracle of a newborn baby. Test results, disasters, death. A paycheck, a friend, a hug of acceptance.
Yet, sometimes believing has nothing to do with sight.
I can’t see my Creator, but I know He exists. I see what He has created.
I can’t see my future, but I know I have one, and it’s going to be good.
I can’t see, necessarily, what God is up to, but I know He’s working behind the scenes on my behalf.
I can’t see heaven, but I’ll see it one day when God calls me home.
Just because I can’t physically see something, does not mean it doesn’t exist.
This is where faith comes in.
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1
At times our faith is stretched beyond its normal borders, and what we are left to cling to is what we can’t see. Hope. Belief. Trust. Promise. Faith.
You might be in that place today.
Trusting God for healing.
Clinging to the hope of a miracle.
Hoping God will work it out for good.
Praying for what seems impossible.
Believing your breakthrough is coming.
Seeking God for answers, wisdom, encouragement.
Standing on His promises, despite the desire to flee.
No matter what you and I are walking through today, friend, let’s trust in what we can’t see.
That may not seem normal or comfortable, I know. I’ve been there. I am still sometimes there. But there’s a peace that comes when you, in faith, trust God to handle your situation. You don’t have to have it all figured out. You don’t need the answers. God sees the beginning from from the end, and has it all planned out for you. Even when it doesn’t seem like it. Even when it doesn’t make sense. Even if it’s not working out in the way you’ve hoped.
God is with you. He loves you. He knows what’s best for you. Seek Him. Pull out your Bible and read Hebrews 11 to be encouraged by others who lived by faith. Then take His hand, and allow Him to lead you. Begin to walk this thing out. Trusting. Believing. Hope-filled. Encouraged. Loved.
And why not encourage another to do the same? Share how you are trusting in what you can’t see with others, with someone who is walking through a tough time, in the comments below. It would be an honor read your story and it would bless me encourage you.
I’m praying for you and for me today, as we trust in what we can’t see, together.
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