Seeing The Invisible

A broken heart.

Unfulfilled dreams.
Addictions & compulsions.
Constant fear & worry.
Unforseen illnesses.

The curve balls of life are seemingly never ending.
I’ve spent a lot of time staring in the face of my biggest fears, worries, regrets, and struggles.
I wish them away, even pray them away,
but as long as I keep looking, they remain.

The game changed when my gaze was redirected.
Hebrews 11:27 says that Moses left Egypt by faith and without fear
and “he persevered because he saw Him who is invisible.”
He didn’t see that the odds were not in his favor
or that his problems weren’t vanishing,
he saw God,
and he kept going.
He stared into the face of the unchanging,
all powerful, just, gracious, and loving God.

And there he found life and freedom.
I often look for a “how-to guide” or a “5 steps to success” blueprint for life.
What’s the quickest way I can find a fulfilling career, freedom from my sin, and joy in the every day-ness of life?
I’ve been learning that God doesn’t work like that.
The key to persevering through life is to see Him who is invisible,
not our problems and our pain.

So we wake up day after day,
put one foot in front of the other,
perform seemingly mundane tasks,
but while doing so,
when our gaze on on God,
the mundane becomes miraculous.
Here we find the strength to endure.