Some things we cannot see. Many things we are not supposed to see. They are invisible on purpose. God designed it that way. Even though there are those who insist that humans only use a small percentage of our actual brain capabilities, it was not designed or destined as the purview of human beings to know what tomorrow holds. Tomorrow is invisible. Books, movies, songs and poems have been written about the desire or dread to know what comes next… but it is invisible to us. There must be a reason.
Could it be that the simplest answer is that God, who is omniscient, omnipotent, and ever present with us, is supposed to be enough for us? More than just an impersonal “force” which has an equally powerful “dark side,” isn’t it significant enough for us just to know that the One who created us, also wants to lead, guide, protect, and love us… for all eternity?
In an age of real-time news coverage of the latest dramatic school shooting, or bomb-making maniacs killing people indiscriminately, is this really what should be occupying our minds? Do we really need to know all this stuff… and especially in real-time? In what way does this enrich our lives? How does this help to stop the spreading panic and hopelessness, in a world seemingly gone mad? How does this knowledge bring peace to our souls?
The clearest answer is… it doesn’t.
I’m not blindly suggesting that in some kind of ignorant stupor we simply close our eyes and pretend what’s happening in our world isn’t there. What I am suggesting is that the media, even conservative media sources, are on the edge of being out of control. If I am to be at peace, I must believe in something invisible… the promises of God. We do not see them, but we can certainly know, see, and experience the results of them.
To that end, I offer only one of God’s simple promises… and then, what our response should be as we live daily in the reality of this promise. Seeing is not believing… believing is seeing!
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
1 Timothy 1:17
Now to the King eternal, immortal, INVISIBLE, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.