Being Certain of What We Do Not See

“I am with you. I will watch over you everywhere you go . . . I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” Genesis 28:15 (NIV)

Have you ever driven through a thick fog?  It’s a very eerie feeling.  I can remember driving along the Columbia River Gorge on a foggy night.  I could see lights far up the road, but couldn’t make out what they were from.  Suddenly the fog shifted and I realized I was less than a yard away from the back of a semitrailer.  I still remember the shock at how I had been unable to see what was right in front of me.

Many times in life we aren’t certain of what’s in front of us.  We cannot see ahead.  We don’t know the outcome or the solution.  Last week I challenged us to take a step of faith, believing that we can put our hope and confidence in God.  It’s much easier to do when we remember that even though we may not see what’s next, God does.  He knows what will happen and when.  If the God of the Universe knows, our Heavenly Father, then we can be at peace.  We can sit back in His arms and rest, knowing He’s one step ahead of us.  He will provide in perfect timing, or give us what we need to get through.

We can be certain of what we do not see because we can be certain of the One who does.  Let’s remember Who our hope is in, and that He is with us, watching over us everywhere we go.

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