“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;”

– Proverbs 3:5

When you are new to the faith, God understands your need to see something. To solidify your faith, you may need to see the water part like the red sea, or a miracle to occur quickly. As we grow older in the faith, God asks us to be bigger than that — to believe first. It is a matter of trusting Him. Whenever we say, “I have to keep seeing” we’re really saying, “I don’t believe.” Imagine a wife who demands that her husband show her a list of everything he did all day when he comes home from work. She says, “Can you show me pictures; can you show me proof of where you were during this time?” What do we think of that wife? She has no trust in her husband. What about God? Do you believe He is moving on your behalf? 

And what do we think of the boss who demands his employees record everything they do during the work day? What do we say about these managers? They don’t trust their staff. It’s understandable why a boss might do this to some extent at first. But as he builds a rapport with his team over time, he would begin to trust them. Can we trust the Lord in our assignments? 

Friend, can you believe the Lord in every step of your journey? Or must you constantly “see” every day? Must you pound your fist on the table and demand a sign? True, the disciples first saw Jesus, then they believed. Being able to see is fine, but to be able to believe first then help others see is a great way to inspire others. Ultimately you must graduate. When you’ve been a believer for a while, it’s time to move on from seeing. We need to move on to believing!


Father, show me how to move on from seeing to believing.


What are you doing to trust the Lord in your assignments?

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  1. With news traveling lighting fast via Internet and keyboard people “ believe “ what they hear. Videos can be cropped to show whatever the writer wants to prove. So even what’s seen is a smokescreen.What evidence do we need to believe God is real?
    We have concrete evidence through thousands of years that Jesus Christ lived; was crucified; rose on the third day and revealed himself to the multitude. If this wasn’t enough -in 1947 a Bedouin shepherd discovered original preserved biblical scrolls in a cave by the Dead Sea! The scrolls have been scrutinized by scientists and have been marked “authentic.” Along with all of this /there is unmistakable anointing of the Holy Spirit in lives of believers. Why the speculation?

    We want lives free of pain and free of suffering , If life is hard we ask,” Is God real?!”
    We want to “create” our own future in a world we haven’t created. God never said it would be easy. He said He’d be with us; He’d comfort us; He’d forgive us and love us no matter what we’ve done; and one day we’d join Him in paradise! There’s a big part of the picture we’ choose not to see! And we’re blind to the joy before us both here on earth and for life ever after .

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