Trusty & Obey

Brent Young, Associate Pastor of Students & Outreach
Most of us can only imagine but will never really know how difficult it would be to live without the precious, essential, and often taken for granted ability of sight. Without seeing things we can utilize our other senses, but largely lack a simple assurance that sight immediately provides and validates, thus the idiom seeing is believing. For many of us to completely believe in something we cannot see is beyond our human abilities and is only possible with God’s help.
God is calling us to continuously develop our levels of faith and trust in Him, and to do so often without being able to actually see Jesus with our own eyes and hear Him speak. Jesus said to Thomas in John 20:29 “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” And that’s all of us now, since Jesus has left Earth and returned to Heaven, and has not yet returned. But thankfully we have His Word that was written under His inspiration and sovereignty, and kept for us to always have and see with our own eyes.
The “ancients” that are commended in the following verses in the Hebrews 11 list,
often had to take seemingly-blind steps of faith in what God asked of them. But their trust was
not foolish, ignorant, or blindly following, it was because they knew the one leading was faithful. In the same way we can ask God to help us have the faith to confidently trust and obey His direction in our lives, even and especially when we cannot see the short-term outcomes.