You need to believe when you cannot see. We walk by faith, not by sight.
By faith we understand that the world [or ages] were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. (Hebrews 11:3)
It is so important to understand that faith relates us to the invisible. Faith is not based on what we see. Faith takes us beyond the realm of the senses into the realm of the invisible.
In 2 Corinthians 5:7, Paul says, ‘We walk by faith, not by sight.’ Notice that these are alternatives. When we see, we do not need to believe. We only need to believe when we do not see. We are walking by what we believe.
Outside the tomb of Lazarus, Jesus said to Martha:
Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God? (John 11:40)
According to Jesus, which comes first—believing or seeing? People often say, ‘When I see it, I‘ll believe it.’ But that is not true, because when you see, you do not need to believe. You need to believe when you cannot see. We walk by faith, not by sight.
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