I recently visited a West person in the hospital, and we talked about their procedure and future path.
“You know that scripture where they talk about how God uses all things for good, even when they are pretty horrific? I believe that completely. However, I don’t know that I believe that we will always be able to comprehend that or see.”
At the moment, as much as I wanted to say, “Oh yes! Wait! You are wrong . . . we will most definitely always be able to see!” those words couldn’t be a reality.
I remembered the words of the Apostle Paul, one of the early followers of Christ whose personal life was completely changed, having encountered Christ’s transformational, unconditional love.
From 1 Corinthians 13:
“We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!”
Sometimes we just aren’t going to be able to see things completely. They aren’t going to make sense. They are going to s**k. And, circumstances might even knock us on our butts and cause us to have to take a breather from the race of life temporarily.
But Paul does go on to say that someday, we will see it all then. Until then, rest in knowing that God sees. God – Perfect Love & Perfect Peace – sees us, wholly and completely.
So even when our vision is dim, and the pathways in front of us are dark and uncertain, we do not journey them alone. We are never, ever alone. God is always present within us, and we need to use conversation/communication/meditation/prayer to connect to that Divine Presence and allow that to be how we see.
At the end of the visit together, the West person said, “I will just keep putting one foot in front of the other as I walk this path.”
“And remember,” I said, “This is a hurdle, not a pit. You don’t have to see the path completely to be able to make the journey because you don’t make it alone.”
Within each of us, God abides, and God sees.