“By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.” Hebrews 11:3 NASB
This verse describes the faith in God that He desires to see in us; a faith that does not have to see to believe. Jesus often spoke His disappointment in people requiring a sign before they would believe. God aches to find faith in us, a belief that trusts even before seeing.
In Exodus 33, Moses asked to see God’s glory. He was made to stand, for a time, in the cleft of a rock where he could see nothing until God moved His hand, allowing Him to only glimpse the backside of Glory.
God does not always allow us to see with clarity exactly what He is doing in meeting a need. We can fret over that, or we can choose to trust; in essence, taking a seat in the cleft of the rock with faith that trusts God to move His hand and reveal the backside of His glory in due time.
People have ideas about creation and how the worlds and we in it came into being. They look for signs, desiring to see before they decide what to believe. We who take God at His Word don’t have to see. Instead, we find joy in looking at the beauty of the backside of God’s glory in the creation.
Whatever situation has you wanting to see God’s hand at work in it, take courage and breathe a sigh of relief in the faith that God is doing something, though you can’t see. Exhale fear and frustration, inhale belief and peace. Then watch with earnest expectation and hope, knowing that one day, in God’s “soon” time, He will move His hand.
Exodus 33:18-23 NASB: http://bible.com/100/exo.33.18-23.nasb
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One of my favorite scriptures says (9) on the left hand, where he doth work,but I cannot behold him: (10) but he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. (Job 23:9-10) this scripture reminds me that we will not always see what God is doing in our lives, but not only is he working he sees us and knows exactly where we are. Thanks for the reminder! Great word!
Amen, Sis. I ran across that scripture and used it on my FB page the other day. Thanks for expressing that hope here. Hugs. Thanks for the follow, reading, and commenting. Have a Glory filled day.
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