Daily Reflections

Empowered by His Forgiveness

December 18, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

For we walk by faith, not by sight. —2 Corinthians 5:7

The longer I live under God’s providence, the more readily I can trust Him when it comes to my unfulfilled longings and life’s unsolved mysteries. The more joyfully I am able to love and worship Him and to be satisfied with that which He supplies. And the more patiently I can wait for that day when faith will be sight and all that which made no sense to my limited frame of reference will be made clear.

In this way, the lines that separate Christians and non-Christians begin to diverge. No wonder the unbeliever has little choice but to be angry with God when life mistreats him. His emotional outbreak has nothing bigger and more persuasive to check it, no steady, objective instrument from which to gain perspective and to direct his response.

But by our redemption—by being forgiven— we are empowered by His grace to submerge our hot, emotional, human anger beneath a legitimate trust in God’s loving, eternal purposes for our lives.

Make it Personal

Ask the Lord to help you today to walk by faith and not by sight.