Posted by: peebles | May 23, 2011

Corinthians 5:7 (KJV) ~ For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Recently, I was on airplane over the Atlantic when the plane went through some dark clouds. It seemed to last for a long time and there was a light flight turbulence during which you could feel yourself moving slightly on the seat. It felt like a roller-coaster ride within your tummy. But then, we came through it all into bright sunshine.

This experience had me thinking about out text for today from 2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV), “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” You see, when a Pilot is flying a plane and he enters into a dark cloud, oftentimes, there is a lot of turbulence and as the clouds get darker, to the point that the Pilot cannot see the way ahead of him with the natural eyes, he looks to and trusts the readings of the control board and listens the voice of the air traffic controller who will guide him. He keeps his eyes firmly fixed on the instruments and gauges and he knows they will lead him safely home.

My friend, sometimes as a Christian, you will face the dark clouds and will be tossed here and there by the winds of turbulence, trials and testings. You may find that the way ahead is clouded and you do not know what to do, or where the next step to take is. With your natural eye you cannot see the way forward. Therefore you must learn to read and trust in God’s “control panel” (the Bible). You must, at all times, fix your eyes on Jesus and not on the storms of life. Furthermore, you must listen to the voice and guidance of the Holy Spirit and walk by faith and not by sight. For the dark clouds, the turbulence and the storms will not last forever, soon and very soon your bright sunshine will burst through. But even in the midst of it all, you will have His peace to keep you and His love to shield you. So no matter what you face, walk by faith and not by sight. Even through the storms and dark clouds God is there for you, and He will bring you home safely.

God bless you my friend, Matthew.

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