Here is a great thought for those of us at Smith Mountain Lake who have been running short on faith of late.
If you are in a room that’s absolutely pitch black, you’ll never be able to completely see what is in there, even after your eyes adjust. You may know for sure that a certain object is in the room, but it’s impossible to see it if the room is dark. You do not doubt that the thing is in there, but you cannot see it with your eyes.
Faith is that way too. During the painful shadowy valleys in life, you may not be able to see the truths that you have known to be rock solid and real. But you can be confident that they are still as dependable as the God who established them in the first place. God is present and working for good in your situation regardless of whether you can see Him or feel Him in times of struggle and heartache.
A popular contemporary Christian song a few years ago contained the phrase, “I’d rather walk in the dark with Jesus than run in the light on my own”. That line is an example of pure faith. The soul who puts this kind of hope in the Lord will never be put to shame.
Hebrews 11:1 defines faith as being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Even when you don’t see God’s love for you, you can still have faith that in His wisdom He is loving you in the most tender way possible!
Don’t lose your faith. Be certain of what you cannot now see with human perception…
And one day your faith will have become sight.