Sunday, June 17, 2012

Walk by faith and not by sight


"For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways my ways—oracle of the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways,
my thoughts higher than your thoughts."  (Isaiah 55: 8 - 9)

When fears, anxieties and doubts assail my heart, I try to counteract them by remembering the precious promises of God in His word.  I hear this little voice in my head asking, "Can they be true?  They sound too good to be true."  When this happens, I remember this master word from Isaiah:

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways my ways—oracle of the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways,
my thoughts higher than your thoughts."  (Isaiah 55: 8 - 9)

Yes indeed!  God's thoughts are not our thoughts.  His ways are not our ways.  Look at Sacred Scripture from Genesis to Revelation.  They are filled with stories of where God's thoughts and ways confound our little minds.  The greatest instances of these are found in the Gospel.  Jesus Christ, Son of God was born of a Virgin in a stable.  He was crucified and died.  On the third day, He rose again from the dead.  Although it is difficult for the human mind to comprehend these events, they are nevertheless true.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways my ways—oracle of the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways,
my thoughts higher than your thoughts."  (Isaiah 55: 8 - 9)

If we want to enjoy the precious promises of God in our life, we must do what the Holy Spirit asks us to do - Walk by faith and not by sight.

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