By Faith NOT By Sight – Living With Confidence Without Understanding It All

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:7 

It is quite easy to get trapped in the idea of controlling every aspect of your life.

You might believe that by doing so, you can get hold of your success and happiness. 

Unfortunately, we have very limited power over the future and our obsession with control may lead us to stress and unfulfillment.

Living by faith is a way of life that offers genuine freedom and peace, even in the midst of uncertainty.

And Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’

John 20:29 

Believing Him Without Seeing Or Understanding it All

There are many Bible personalities who demonstrated faith and trust in God without relying on their own sight or understanding. 

Abrham didn’t know where he was heading when God told him to leave his homeland.

Moses didn’t know the way to the land that pours milk and honey when he drove multitudes of Israelites from Egypt.

No Israelite packed a meal or drink when they left Egypt to wander in the wilderness.

David had faced the giant Goliath with only a sling and a few stones. He had faith that God would help him defeat Goliath, even though he was much smaller and weaker than the giant Goliath.

What exactly is Living By Faith?

Does it mean we should not work hard and sit back and wait for success to happen in our life?

Should we throw all things including our responsibilities and duties for God to do it so that things work out by themselves for our good?

Is living by faith a guarantee of a perfect life, free from difficulties or hardships?

Is it a way that we can get whatever we want like a magic stick?

The Bible teach us in Hebrew 11:1

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Hebrew 11:1

Simply put, Faith is seeing the unseen, understanding that there is more to life than what we can see with our physical eyes.

Our eyes can deceive us and what we see may not always be the truth.

We might find ourselves living a lie if we only trust and led by our abilities, knowledge and instincts. 

Living by faith is trusting that God is the leader of our life. He has a plan for us; a plan that is far greater than we could ever imagine. 

Even when the path is unclear and the destination unknown, we can rest in the assurance that He is in control. 

Faith is understanding that;

What is seen was not made out of what was visible.

Hebrew 11:3

This means that the natural world we see around us didn’t just happen by chance or coincidence.

Rather, it was created by a divine being who we can’t see with our physical eyes, but who we can know through faith.

Everything has a spiritual significance, and that nothing happens in the physical world without the involvement of the spiritual world.

Faith allows us to understand the unseen, and to trust that God is working all things together for our good.

Faith has a foundation. It is founded on the Word of God that he has spoken out about our specific area of life. 

After understanding God’s direction for our life, our role is to be obedient and walk in the direction He leads us towards.

The Challenges With it

Living by faith is not an easy road to walk on. It’s a journey marked with challenges, uncertainties, sacrifices and immense rewards.

You might need to let go of and sacrifice your plans and desires and humble yourself in front of God. 

The sacrifice could involve accepting that some of your desires, dreams or wishes may not be fulfilled. 

You might need to change your entire thought system and learn relying on God’s guidance alone.

It might require complete dependence on God and his plans even if it doesn’t make much sense to you.

Like Moses you might need to look ahead for your reward that is far better and greater than what you ever dreamed of.

By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.  He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.  He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.

Hebrew 11:24-27


It is quite easy to get deceived and find yourself living a lie if you only follow What you see in your eyes.

When you choose to trust God and his plans for your life, you come to the right way of life that you were created for. 

God’s plan is perfect, far better and greater than we could ever imagine.

In a world obsessed with control, trusting and following him will guarantee you freedom and peace.

Start your faith in Christ Journey today!

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