Looking Beyond What We See
Guest Posts by Glenda Mills
I woke up to fog this morning. Though the mountains are just beyond the trees, it is impossible to see them. I think about times past when circumstances clouded my vision…making it impossible to see or comprehend what was just beyond my foggy experience.
Sometimes our spiritual vision becomes unclear. We believe God is there, yet our feelings tempt us to doubt His presence or His purpose in our present trial.
Saul knew a little about clouded vision. As a matter of fact the day He met Jesus, a bright light and a voice from heaven knocked him off his horse. Quite a shock for a leading Pharisee who thought he was doing God’s bidding. Humbled and healed three days later, Saul was renamed Paul, and commissioned by the LORD to preach the gospel to the Gentiles.
Years later this great apostle of God wrote these words of encouragement to believers of the early church. They still speak to us today.
“Our present troubles are quite small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see right now; rather we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever.” (2 Corinthians 4: 17,18 NLT).
When trials come our way, be encouraged by this promise. We may not understand why we go through trials on this earth, but we do know they are temporary. They shall pass. One day all will be made clear. May God give us spiritual clarity of mind and heart as we choose God’s eternal perspective.
Glenda Mills has a continuing passion to help others find their identity, worth, and purpose through a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. Sharing from personal trials and victories, she teaches how to break through barriers that hinder personal faith and growth. She encourages women of all ages to forget and forgive past hurts; and embrace the new beginnings Jesus offers through life’s changing seasons. Glenda lives with her husband Dave, near Morgantown WV. She is the mother of two children and has seven grandchildren. She is an accredited teacher with Precept Ministries, and graduate of Christian Communicators Conference.