What is Unseen…

This life is all about changes – for a girl who doesn’t like change, it’s a bit unsettling. Ask my husband. I can live in the same house all my days and be content, order the same thing at my favorite restaurant and laugh through the meal like it’s the best ever. But take me out of my element and smiles fade.

And yet I see the hard of this world and know things need to change. A few thousand years separate us from once perfection. Only the first man and woman knew what it was like before the downward spiral we now find ourselves in. They were also the first to trust that the God who they intimately knew would somehow make a way. Hope.

Hope – still sustaining us all these years later and assuring us there is still perfection for those who believe. “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1 NIV)

You and I can’t see beyond the dark curtain of guns firing randomly from hotel rooms or hearts failing and leaving us alone. But we can be certain that God is never caught off guard and glory is being made from it all. Don’t let lies tell you God can only use good deeds – there is no evil act too powerful for God not to bring forth greatness we can’t fathom this side of eternity.

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” (2Corinthians 4:16 NIV)

As much as change will accompany all our days, we can rest in the one thing that never changes: God’s love for us and that He has made a perfect way. The same God who made endless galaxies and tiny tree frogs – who set in motion changing seasons and hearts longing for no more tears – is the same God who holds all our brokenness and is making wonders beyond anything we can imagine.

No we don’t see how He does it, that’s where faith comes in – and He even gave us the faith. He provides it all and He reminds us to “Fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2Corinthians 4:18 NIV)

8 Comments on “What is Unseen…

  1. Thank you for the encouragement and reminder that “we can be certain that God is never caught off guard and glory is being made from it all.” Amen!

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    • Alyson, joining you in fixing our eyes on the unseen – for now – someday we shall see Him face to face. Now we know He’s got us and we can rest in the chaos and the joy. Blessings…

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  2. So so beautifully true…and those photos just reinforce all you’ve shared. Such beauty in the dying – as Christ takes over. Thank you for this beautiful encouragement.

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    • Anna, I visited your beautiful site, so much peace and joy there. You are a precious child of the king. May you continually be encouraged as you serve our Risen Savior, Christ the King! Blessings my far away sister 🙂

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  3. Beautiful words and beautiful photos Paris Renae! Your posts are always so encouraging.

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    • Robin, how loved you are by the One who sees all your days and renews you day by day. How great it is to know His eternity is ours – what a reunion we will all have marveling at the wonder of such great love. Blessings as you fix your eyes on Him 🙂

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