“Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.”
–1 Corinthians 13:9-10 (NLT)
You may remember that my wife Stephanie and I have been waiting to move into a new house for the past 6 weeks or so. Well, we have finally begun to move in, and we are experiencing all of the joys that go along with it. Because neither my wife nor I can see, learning our way around in a new house has been quite an adventure.
While I was exploring one day, I began to think again about our wonderful God, who can see much better than any of us. You see, the presence or lack of physical sight is really irrelevant, because God’s Word tells us that we have an obscure view of His plans for our lives.
To understand where I am going with this, you have to think of God’s vision compared to our limited sight. While you may be able to see what is in front of you, only God can see what is ahead in your life. Also, while you may be able to see the person walking towards you, only God can see the heart of that individual.
The Bible says that God is a god of absolute love, who only wants the best for you. It’s encouraging to know that God sees everything while we only see part of the picture. That knowledge should motivate us to live our lives with a passion for trust and worship. We should remember that when we are going through something whose outcome seems uncertain because of our limited perspective, God can see the end from the beginning.
So just as exploring our new house is an adventure, let God take you on an adventure through your own life. Now I don’t mean to imply that life will be a bed of roses. I am saying that God is faithful to lead you across life’s mountains and through its valleys. And just as my wife and I have become disoriented and bumped into a few walls during our explorations, you’re bound to hit a few obstacles in your life. But the good news is that Christ has overcome the obstacles we all face, and He invites all of us to be more than conquerors.
I pray you will get to know God today through prayer and the study of His Word. Learn to rely on the only God who can see you through anything life may throw at you.
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