Do you have to see to believe? This question has been on my mind lately. The world we live in only understands believing in something if there are tangible reasons to back up their beliefs. You know, like evidence or proof.
But what about those things that God has told us in the stillness? What happens when what we see in our daily lives doesn’t line up with what He has whispered to our hearts? It’s at these moments that we have to make a choice:
Am I going to believe beyond what I can see
or doubt because I can’t see?
In John 20:29 Jesus says, “So, you believe because you’ve seen with your own eyes. Even better blessings are in store for those who believe without seeing.”
What are you believing for that has YET to come to pass? What promise are you holding onto despite evidence to the contrary?
–For your spouse to prioritize you over his favorite sport even though he just skipped going on a date with you to watch the game?
–For you to be well even though your doctor said that you’re going to struggle with this disease forever?
–For your children to make good choices despite the bad ones they are making right now?
It’s so easy to lose sight of the rainbow to come when we are living under a rain cloud, isn’t it?
We have to be blind believers. Faith must be our sight. This means that I let my hearing sense take precedence over my seeing sense. That I let God’s voice of truth become the guiding force in my life. EVEN WHEN MY CIRCUMSTANCES DON’T LOOK LIKE THEY’RE EVER GOING TO CHANGE. (Anyone else struggle with this like I do?)
Let’s retrain ourselves to speak what God has said instead of what our physical eyes can see. The more extravagant the promise, the more we should speak it thus reminding our hearts to believe when the circumstances of our lives become unbelievable.
I BELIEVE: that my spouse does love me more than football and He will show me because God blesses those who believe without seeing. I BELIEVE: that I walk in health and wholeness because God blesses those who believe without seeing. I BELIEVE: that My children are choosing to live wisely in an unwise world because God blesses those who believe without seeing.
Trust me, your YET is on its way.
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.”