Safety you can count on

6 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord,7 for we walk by faith, not by sight. – 2 Corinthians 5:6-7

I hear and think of this Scripture all the time. But how often am I truly living by it? If I’m honest with myself, not often. More often than not, I find myself walking by sight – that is, basing my view of reality on what I see in the world.

I don’t imagine I’m alone in this. I think we all find ourselves living this way. Once you start to ask “why?” in different areas of your life, you begin to uncover your worldview.

Now, it’s natural to respond primarily to what we perceive from the world. It’s essential to survival. If you see a car speeding your way, getting out of the way is the natural and right response.

But when it comes to the things we can’t see – the economy, greed, corruption, fear, etc. – I am tempted to again focus on what I can see. I’m tempted to focus on the outward visible results of these unseen forces instead of the spiritual source. Paul tells us in Ephesians 6 that our enemy is not physical but spiritual. It’s the enemy we need to focus on, not the effects of his work.

Let’s stop basing our worldview on what we see. Let’s start basing it on what we know to be true, despite what we see.

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