Doubt sees the obstacles
faith sees the way.
Doubt sees the darkest night
Faith sees the day.
Doubt dreads to take a step
Faith soars on high.
Doubt questions ‘who believes?’
Faith answers, ‘I.’
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stumbled, then looked down and taken my eyes off God. It can happen in an instant.
And once you’re looking down, you really get a good look at those rocks. They’re sharp and jagged. They’re everywhere. You’re not even sure how you got this far…but looking at these rocks now, and looking just a short distance ahead, it’s just more of the same.
Suddenly, doubt and despair have filled your heart. You can’t even move. You’re paralyzed by them. Why would you want to go through more of this?
The poem at the top of this post puts it well: We walk by faith, not by sight (2 Cor. 5:7).
The reason is because our circumstances are our circumstances. The rocks are there. But to cautiously and fearfully walk through them, wobbling the whole time as we look for the next “safe” spot to step, is not the same as training our eyes back on God and trusting He has his reasons for this stretch in our journey.
The rocks may be jagged, but God is God…everlasting to everlasting. And He made you for greater purposes than to not glorify Him by staring at your feet. He is glorified by saints who place their faith in Him, His plans, and His promises…regardless of what things look like right now.
Let us trust in the amazing journey He has planned for us, and that the obstacles we see are what He’s given us to build our faith through overcoming. There is a dawn at the end of this night!