"We live by faith, not by sight." - 2 Corinthians 5:7
Most Christians can quote this verse. You'll see it referenced numerous times each day. You'll find pretty pictures with this verse quoted over them on Pinterest and we'll nod our heads and say amen.
But at the end of the day, are we living by faith?
This question has been on my brain all morning long. Do we really live by faith? And how do you not live by sight when a marathon is bombed, and people are enslaved daily, and children are starving in the U.S. and out, and there are explosions in Texas, and people are dying every day, some never accepting Jesus into their hearts.
And the tears fall, the prayers rise, the hearts break.
But faith remains.
Faith that even when bombs are blown up and children are killed and people are injured, we serve a God of healing power. We serve a God who knows and CARES. Do we have such faith in God? Do we look only at this temporary world and forget about this eternal God who will rid the evils of this world once and for all?
We know that sin is here and for now we'll have to endure it, but that Christ finished its power for good and we have been redeemed by Him to live a life to the full in the Lord, but we must wait patiently for the end of evil.
I'm choosing to live by faith, not by sight. I'm learning what that means, what that looks like, and how that affects how I live now.
Lord, open our eyes. Give us eyes of faith.