Through the Smoke
One night a house caught fire and a young boy was forced to flee to the roof. The father stood on the ground below with outstretched arms, calling to his son, “Jump! I’ll catch you.” He knew the boy had to jump to save his life. All the boy could see, however, were the flames, smoke and darkness. As can be imagined, he was afraid to leave the roof. His father kept yelling: “Jump! I will catch you.” But the boy protested, “Daddy, I can’t see you.” The father replied, “But I can see you and that’s all that matters.”
If you were the little boy in the story, would you choose to jump if you couldn’t see anything?
He Sees You
Every day we face this decision of whether or not to trust God. Even though we don’t see God with our physical eyes, we trust in the God who sees us. We must choose to walk by faith, not just by what we can see.
There are a lot of things that may try to destroy our faith: personal questions, doubts or persecution from others. But if our faith stands firm through the fire of testing, it will be refined like gold.
He’s a Good Father
God is a good Father. Not only does He know what we need, He understands us completely and loves us fully. He never disappoints, breaks His promises, or lets us down. Will you trust Him with your life?
Remember: If you feel like you can’t see where to go or understand what’s happening, keep your eyes on Jesus. He won’t let you down.
What God wants:
- Show you that He is a good Father.
- Give you confidence to trust Him completely.
- Direct your steps as you keep your eyes on Him.
- What fears are preventing me from trusting God completely?
- Why does God ask me to keep my eyes on Him?
- God is what kind of father?
Take a moment to hear from God:
Read the following Bible passages for the day and ask God to speak to you:
- Hebrews 12:1-2
- Hebrews 11:6
- 2 Corinthians 5:7
- 1 Peter 1:7
(Hover your mouse over the references to see the verses pop up)