May 18, 2016

Looking Through Faith's Eyes


Isaiah 55:8-9
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.”


Our faith must be the eyes we use to see what we cannot see. The unseen, the unknown, the questions without answers… 

(If God had put every answer in the Bible, we wouldn’t need faith, and our Bible would be so big we couldn’t carry it!)

God told us what He wanted us to know and called on us to believe by faith as we look at who He is, and what He did tell us, and what He has already done. We can do this by studying our Bible and also by recalling His work in our lives and those around us.

We just have to open our eyes to see Him and remind ourselves He is in control. He is working what we cannot see. We need to look through faith’s eyes. 

It is hard though because our questions can be difficult. 

Why didn’t you get that job?
Why did you get that diagnosis?
Why did that business deal go south?
Why did the door close to such a great opportunity?
Why did that relationship not work out?
Why did that relative turn away from God?
Why doesn’t God answer this?
Why isn’t He moving to change things? 

Maybe we can’t see the answer we so deeply long for. 

Instead, maybe what we can choose to see—is that the answers are in His hands. The timing is in His hands. The way, the when, the how, the who…are all in His hands. God is still on His throne. We can stay strong in our faith and understand that answers don’t have to come in our time, but may slowly unfold in ways we never imagined. Maybe we need to open our eyes of faith and see all the possibilities on the horizon and trust that God knows best.