It is sometimes the case that we don’t see or feel the Lord’s presence in our lives. We pray and yet our words are met with painful silence. We cry and yet not comforted. We worry and yet peace escapes us still. We grope. We stumble. We struggle.
Does this mean God isn’t there?
One writer once said that faith doesn’t mean that you see God but that God sees you. No matter how dark. No matter how difficult. No matter how scary. It is that firm conviction that your life is safe regardless of your circumstances because even if you don’t see the way, God does. It is that unyielding confidence and that obstinate certainty that seeing God isn’t as important as God seeing you.
Isn’t it true that we always begin a day without any idea how that day will turn out? Our vision is limited. Our view of the future imperfect. Our ability to foresee what lies ahead is pretty much restricted by our fears, our doubts, our self-preoccupation and even by our previous experiences in life. But it doesn’t change the fact that no matter what that day will bring, God still made that day for you. The bible says:
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)
And if God made that day for you, there is nothing that will happen on that day that God did not ordain. And since we believe that God loves us, then we can be assured that any circumstance that God will allow on that day will be motivated by nothing less than His great and boundless love for you.
So be brave, my friend. You may not see God so much. But He definitely sees you. And that unqualified truth will be enough to get you through this day victoriously!