Seeing the Light with Your Heart

January 30, 2024 | Rob Cardona

“Walk by faith, not by sight,” writes the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:7.

Someone once explained faith to me as, “Seeing the light with your heart when all your eyes can see is darkness.” God calls us all to do this for His ways are beyond our own comprehension. Paul, a man who faced immeasurable hardships, knew the importance of trusting in God’s promises, even when the path was unclear and filled with many trials. Walking by faith is accepting that our understanding is limited.

How can we be walking in faith if we are walking in fear? We can’t. 

Many of us, during times of trials, can view hardships as a detour from God’s plan for us, when in reality it could be the very thing that delivers us from evil, bringing us closer to God and His goodness for us. We cannot foresee the future, nor can we comprehend the full extent of God’s plan for us. Yet, we are called to trust in Him. This trust is not blind; it is a conscious choice to rely on God’s wisdom and love, even in the face of adversity.

We can find many examples of this in the Bible. Take the account of Joseph in the book of Genesis. He was sold into slavery by his family, then wrongfully accused of crimes and imprisoned. Many would view this as a detour from his path and God’s plan for him, or clearly and simply: a purely terrible thing. However, it was during these times that God was planting seeds in him that he would reap later on in his life. Eventually, Joseph’s faith and his good works from prison were noticed. This led him to become second in command to the Pharaoh ruling over Egypt, fulfilling his duties to God. Being sold into slavery and the time he spent imprisoned was not a detour from God’s plan for Joseph. It was the very path that led him to become a Prince. Joseph’s harsh upbringing and the trials he faced were, ultimately, exactly what he needed to reap the goodness of God and serve his purpose to the Lord. Only his faith made this possible.

In every challenge we face, let’s hold firmly to our faith in Christ Jesus, trusting His unseen guidance and the good He promises even when our eyes can’t see the path ahead. In this journey of faith, not sight, our hearts become aligned to the light of His grace, illuminating our way back to the foundational truth that His blessings are abundant and his blessings are good.