Believing In What Is Not Seen

woman covering her face with corn leaves

“Unless I see…I will not believe.” John 20:25

 

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity—God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. These three make up the God-Head. Together they created the world and all that is in it; (Gen.1) together they minister to all those who believe. But, there is a problem! Many are like Thomas and say, “Unless I see, I will not believe!” What a shame; what a loss.

The fact is, if you believe you will see. You see, believing is seeing. Now I know, you will say, “How can that be?” Well, look around you. Someone was supposed to be at the World Trade Center when it was attacked in 2001, but for one reason or another didn’t make it and their life was spared. Another, didn’t get the job they wanted, but found out 6 months later that the company went bankrupt. Another, retired against his better judgment, but shortly after he retired, there was a fire that would’ve wiped out his job without retirement pay. There are many decisions that may be made that are not necessarily one we want to make, but turn out to be the best for us. Why? Could it be because there is something to this Holy Spirit thing?

I wonder what the Lord has planned for you who believe today. Are you willing to follow the path that He has laid out for you? The Psalmist writes, “This is the day that the Lord has made, I will be glad and rejoice in it.” (Psalm 118:24) And, “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10) Luke writes, “For nothing will be impossible with God.” (1:37)

The Holy Spirit makes it possible to see God. He came upon Mary that she would give birth to the Son of God—who was named Jesus—and who would become the Savior of the world. (Luke 1:35) John quotes Jesus as saying, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” (John 20:29 b) It takes faith to believe. You must believe to have faith.

Let us ask the Holy Spirit to teach us His ways. And to help us to see how He moves in our life and in the lives of others. Let us see His wisdom, grace, kindness, patience, mercy, and truth. Look for the positives in life and let go of the negatives.

Dear Lord, make me to know Your ways and teach me you paths. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

Isaiah 55:8   Psalm 18:30   Deuteronomy 32:4   Romans 12:3   Revelation 15:3 b   Psalm 12:6   Psalm 25:4

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Betty Beach-Connell

Retired UM pastor now author. I have published 2 books--Embracing The Call (God will take you to places you never imagined) and Through the Storm ("Medications" for the soul). You may visit and read more about me on my web site RevBetty.com.

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