One of the hardest things about being friends with God is getting used to the fact that he’s invisible—at least in this life. And furthermore, this God, whom we can’t see, requires that we follow him by faith, not by sight. So what’s that mean? It means that most of us aren’t told in advance exactly where he’s leading us or how he’s going to get us there. It’s a bit like blindfolding a close friend and taking that person on a “trust walk.” No true friend would ever purposely bump you into a stump or lead you off a cliff. And God is the same way. First Peter 1:8-9 (page 1336) puts it this way: “You never saw him, yet you love him. You don’t see him now, yet you trust him… The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.” You see, God seldom lets us see what’s ahead. He simply wants us to trust instead. And when we do, he always gets us there safe and sound.
Whenever you see, wear, or think about a blindfold, let your heart open your eyes to this lesson as it clicks and sticks:
Can’t see what’s ahead—gotta trust instead.