How do you convince, “believe in someone you can’t see”? How is it understood? Why is it easier for some and yet others find ‘having faith in God’ is like believing they could fly around the room. God knew it would prove difficult, so He gave everyone, yes even you, a “measure of faith” to start life with.
God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. (Rom. 12:3 KJV+)
A pastor once preached a faith message series titled, “Walking off the Edge of the Map”. You wouldn’t dare take another step once you got to the edge if you didn’t know where you would land. But what if someone else knew? Would you trust them?
You look at a photograph, but your eyes have to stop at the borders of the photo. But there is one who can see beyond the borders of a photograph. We are limited by what we see and know, but God is not. He can see beyond the edge of a map, and past the limits of a photograph, and even the boundaries of your eyes. He sees, He knows, and the truth is, He cares.
God wants us to have faith in Him, because of all of the above. God is not limited; by anything! It doesn’t make sense, but by believing in God, whom you can’t see you are able to see beyond your own understanding. And it’s nice knowing in your heart that because He sees what’s coming He’s already preparing you to handle it, go through it, or go over it. Faith in God is knowing, “He’s got this!”
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Love the idea of the photograph even in our ugliest pictures he sees around, under and beyond it to the next level. He is our photographer documenting our every tear and squeals of joy. God is good.