We Walk by Faith
“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying “My counsel shall stand and I will do My pleasure,” – Isaiah 46:10
I was watching a movie: It was an elaborate set up designed to convince a traitor – and the audience – he was safe and successful. And it looked real. It looked like a bank robbery, looked like the agents died, looked like he had gotten the money. Then POOF. The agents come back from the dead – with the bad guys who robbed the place – to arrest him. And, oh, he doesn’t have the money – in fact, he never did.
The traitor thought he understood the situation. Seen it all. Knew what was going on. And was one step ahead of everyone else: But he didn’t and he wasn’t. The agents knew the situation and understood what was truly happening. Like me and God.
In life, I often think I see the whole situation and have got it sorted. Only to find out, I don’t and never did. In my limited perspective, I only see what my mind is prepared to see and nothing more. Unless God chooses to reveal it to me, I can’t see His underlying purposes or even glimpse His master plan. This is why Paul says we walk by faith not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). In other words, we chose to live in humble trust of God. Because even when I think I see clearly, God has ways of showing me just how little I truly understand.
But I do get one thing: The bad guys always lose.
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