No doubt, you already know that people who have been deprived of one or more of their senses have developed a heightened sensitivity in others. For instance, those without sight tend to rely on their keen sense of hearing, touch and/or smell.
There are times in our lives when we feel left in the dark. We’re at a fork in the road, and there is no real obvious indication which is the way to go. Or maybe circumstances look pretty promising, yet turn out to be nothing but disappointment.
In those times when it seems like we’re in the dark, it’s important to not depend on our sight as much as we should rely on what we know to be true. Sometimes what we see can be a distraction from what we know. Madison Avenue has turned this concept into an art form to convince us we really need to buy that thing which, in reality, we don’t really need.
These are the times we must, as Psalm 46:10 says, “be still and know that I am God.” It doesn’t say, “be still and watch me”. Even in those times when we can’t see or understand what in the world is going on or when it will end, God simply tells us to remember He is God and that He is in the midst of doing something good. When we can’t see what He’s up to, relax and know who He is, and that He is in our midst, loving us unconditionally.
No one enjoys being in the dark, but that’s why it’s called “blind faith”. We are to trust in what we cannot see. Things are not always as they appear to our sight anyway.
See with the eyes of faith and knowledge of God that can only come from a true relationship with Him. It’s not an intellectual thing.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.