Scripture reading: Hebrews 13:5–6
Key verse: 2 Corinthians 5:7
We walk by faith, not by sight.
There will be times in your spiritual walk when you feel as though all of heaven is shut up before you. You may wonder whether God has forgotten you or you have done something to disappoint Him. But nothing you do surprises God. He is omniscient and perfectly aware of your every action.
Even in times of personal failure, God’s love continues. He loves you unconditionally. His affections are based not on your performance but on His grace. You could never earn God’s love. He cares for you just as much when you stumble as He does when you walk closely beside Him. This is not an excuse for sin but an opportunity to learn to love Him better.
Along the pathway of faith, you can expect to face times of trials and difficulty when you feel as though you are completely removed from God. However, you are not to walk by sight but in the reality of the promise that He will never leave or forsake you (Heb. 13:5–6).
Faith always looks beyond the immediate to the eternal. The times you feel God is doing nothing in your life are usually the times He is doing His greatest work. Take heart. He may have you protected under the cover of His hand while He works out the necessary details for your advancement. Trust Him, and you will find Him faithful.
Precious Lord, help me look beyond the immediate to the eternal. Help me realize that the times when I feel You are doing nothing in my life are when You are doing Your greatest work.