Believing is Seeing
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18
Thunder shook the air as lightning lit the sky. The windshield wipers feverishly cleared the window but only for a second. Pounding rain obstructed my view. The lane lines were no longer visible so I followed the taillights of the preceding car.
Streets filled quickly with water as rain continued falling. I knew I should get off the road as soon as possible, however the traffic was hardly moving. Ahead lay a mall which was totally obscured by the curtain of water separating us.
Thankfully, I was familiar with the mall and the parking lot entrances. I had almost reached one of the entrances as evidenced by the cars turning right. I noticed the car lights appear, disappear and reappear as they passed through high water.
I weighed my options and turned in. Only then could I see a faint outline of the mall in front of me. I found a parking space and safely rode out the storm.
I am very grateful I was in familiar territory. Although I couldn’t see the mall, I knew it was close and would provide the safety I needed. Jesus is like that. I can’t see Him, but I know that He is with me in every circumstance of life because He promised in the Bible.
I am with you always, to the very end of the age (Matthew 28:20). Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).
What if I don’t feel His presence? What if I don’t see Him working in my life? What if I don’t sense Him hearing my prayers? My senses may lie to me, but I can bank on God’s word.
Just as I had faith in the presence of the mall, we can have faith in the continual presence of Jesus.
Jesus, thank you for walking with us even though we may not see or feel you.