Have you ever been in one of those situations where your first thought, based on the appearance was “the sky is falling?” Then, after going to God in prayer, the situation was no longer as bad as it seemed. When we live by faith and not by sight, things are never as it seems.
One of the most challenging passages in the Bible for Christ-followers is found in (2 Corinthians 5:7) “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” If you are a Christ-follower, He’s talking about you. The reason it challenges us so much is because we have to learn to live against our natural leaning, which is our own eyes. Instead of living life based on what we see, God’s Word challenges us to start seeing the world and our lives through eyes of faith.
Biblical faith is defined in (Heb. 11:1). It reads, “Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.”
Henry Blackaby says this about Faith:
“Faith is confidence that what God promised will come to pass. Sight is the opposite of faith. If you can see clearly how something can be accomplished, faith is more than likely not required.”
Did you catch that…? “Sight is the opposite of faith.” I am convinced there is a lot that we are missing out in our faith-journey because we are stuck in only seeing what we can see rather than looking as God see’s. The Bible is packed with stories where desperate situations turned into miracles simply by one person changing the way they see the situation.
Are you in a desperate situation today? Let me encourage you to ask God to help you change your vision from what you see to what He see’s. Then, ask for His direction for how to live that out. After all, things aren’t always as they seem.