Eyes of Faith: seeing beyond our circumstances

Recently it was my turn to share a short devotions at staff breakfast. I didn’t have time to prepare so I grabbed my book of Max Lucado snippets (Grace for the Moment). That day’s thought had the following inscription that had been found scratched into the wall of a concentration camp:

I believe in the sun, even though it doesn’t shine,

I believe in love, even when it isn’t shown,

I believe in God, even when he doesn’t speak.

These words scratched in the most horrible circumstances imaginable speak of faith and sight that goes beyond circumstances.  They reminded me of Daniel’s friends in the fiery furnace who said:

Daniel 3:17-18 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

To be able to say even if the circumstances are bad I will worship is a wonderful thing. I have met many people who after a death of a loved one or a tragedy have turned their back on God. My mum did it years before she came to belive again after her Dad died so horrible of cancer.

I pray that I will have eyes that will see God as he is not through the glasses of my circumstances for He really is the same yesterday today and forever.

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One Reply to “Eyes of Faith: seeing beyond our circumstances”

  1. such a powerful quote every time i read it….that daniel story keeps popping up everywhere I go and it’s so challenging! thanks for sharing 🙂

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