I’ll See It When I Believe It

We’re used to having the logical, evidence-based mindset, “I’ll believe it when I see it”.

But God’s ways are different than ours. Spend enough time with him, and our thinking changes to:

“I’ll see it when I believe it.”

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It has to do with being made in the image of God. He is a creator; we’re meant to be, too. He creates with his words.

Isaiah 55:11 – “… so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

He wants us to do the same — believe, speak accordingly, and thereby create righteousness in our immediate worlds.

“So I can say anything I want, and it will happen?”

No. Probably not. Not anything you want.

Consider Jesus’s explanation in John 5:19 – “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.”

Jesus didn’t go it alone. He said and did only what he saw God say and do. He urges us to do the same. But how do we know what God wants, given our finite minds?

Jesus explained God’s remedy for our impossible dilemma in John 14:26 – “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”

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God has provided his Holy Spirit to come alongside us in our daily lives. He sees what the Father is doing. If we ask, expect and wait for his response, he will show us God’s will for our ever-evolving circumstances. He will coach, guide, teach, warn, comfort, encourage, and help us in the minutest details of our lives. With his aid, we can overcome evil with good. Accept his views and a powerful yet seemingly illogical, creative, faith-based (in place of evidence-based) mindset develops:

“I’ll see it when I believe it.” 

John 20:29 – Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Mark 11:23 – “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.

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