It is said that love is blind and that may well be so. Love isn’t the only thing that is blind, however. There are blind ambition, blind allegiance, blind fury, flying blind and turning a blind eye. Then there is faith, which by definition is blind. “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) Faith exists in the absence of sight. If we could see whatever it was, we wouldn’t need faith. It would no longer be faith, it would be sight.
The words displayed in the entry way of my home give voice to this concept. “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” (Saint Exupery) Which makes perfect sense to me in light of these words, “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2Cor. 4:18)
Walking blind may not seem a very wise way to live at first glance. But these words play over and over again in my head, “for we walk by faith, and not by sight.” (2Cor. 5:7) and my prayer becomes; “Lord, I don’t know. But You know and that is enough, that is more than enough. because You know, I don’t need to know, I can rest in Your knowing, I can rest in You. Thank You for being the omniscient God that You are.”
Yes, God knows, God sees. He’s not walking blind. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” (Revelation 22:13) “I am God, and there is none like Me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say; My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.” (Isaiah 46:9-10)
God’s not walking blind, but He requires me to. It’s called walking by faith and not relying on my own understanding or on what I can see. It’s trust showing itself in obedience until as the songwriter says, “the day (arrives) when my faith shall be sight.” Until then, I will continue walking blind, because I follow the One Who sees all things clearly and truly.
“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood.” (1Cor. 13:12)
sincerely, Grace Day
3 thoughts on “walking blind”
Hmm…very apropos! I had a retinal tear last week after I saw you. I’m not blind, thank God, but lots of prayers for healing have been said. I will continue to walk by faith, and pray that I don’t lose my sight!
Never thought about all the idioms with “blind” in them. Wow.
I am grateful that our God can be trusted and because we trust Him, it is so much easier to go where He leads.
Powerful scriptures and message to remind me that God DOES know all, from the beginning to the end! I have so many questions about life, death, eternal life etc., but I continue to rest assured that God DOES know all and He is not walking blind, I am at times…thanks for the reminder. I must always walk by faith and not by sight.