It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible. | Hebrews 11:27 (emphasis added)
I'm currently reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. Man, if you haven't read this book, you're missing out. Listen...I'm not a reader. In fact, when my husband and I were out shopping and I said I wanted to buy it, he gave me a blank stare, which was his loving way of saying, "I know you're never gonna read that." So I promised him I would finish it in the month of February, and I'm a little over half-way through it. It has challenged me more than any other book I've read (aside from the Bible, of course) and has taught me so much about the way I live my life.
I won't go into great detail about the book because I just want to quickly pick up on one thing I read last night, which is that verse right up there. Read it one more time ((now that I've got you all dis-crack-ted talking about being a bad reader and all)).
I don't know about you, but I'm currently facing some situations that are creating a lot of questions, anxiety, and maybe even a little fear. I think we all go through things like that. Whether big or small, life's circumstances aren't easy. One thing that's been resonating in my heart lately is that there is always something to pray about, meaning there's always a circumstance or an issue or a situation in which we need God's help.
I found this verse incredibly encouraging when I read it last night. I think it speaks to God's faithfulness and love. I mean, how often do you feel confident in something invisible, something you can't see? If you were standing at the edge of a mountain, you wouldn't say, "Well, I can't see more of the mountain to step on, but I'm going to keep right on going and step off the edge of this cliff anyway." No way!
But with God, it's a completely different story.
Time after time after time, in each and every one of our lives, God has proven himself faithful. We can trust him. We can keep right on going. We can keep our eyes fixed on him even though he's "invisible." He is faithful to take care of us, to guide us, to provide for us, to calm us, to strenghten us, to encourage us, to heal us, to love us, to forgive us.
When your eyes are fixed on the One who is invisible,
you can keep right on going.
I hope you find this to be encouraging too. Think on it today, and remind yourself as often as you need that God is faithful! Happy Tuesday, friends!
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thanks for stoppin’ by, y’all!