What We Cannot See

"...and not look at what we can or cannot see but at what is, knowing God will come through."

THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS we believe easily. That sin is removed, and we are forgiven. That we will go to heaven when we die. That Jesus will return, and we will be remade immortal. But when it comes to healing, because it involves sight and senses, we fall short. We can believe in cleansing of sin, which we can’t see but not miracles that we can. If we can still “feel” or “see” the problem, then it must not be done.

When life puts you against the wall where you have no choice, your thought process changes. The man at the pool had been infirm for 38 years, waiting for the water to be troubled and to somehow get in. He saw the troubled water. He couldn’t get there in time. The woman with the issue of blood, on the other hand, made every effort to get close to Jesus. He decided he could live that way and die. She knew she would die, so she decided she wouldn’t live that way.

It is the waiting that kills us. We’re waiting in strength for 5 minutes and in frustration more and more, every minute after that. Soon we’re enduring and not waiting. It is no longer that God is healing but that He is playing checkers. No, He is always working. He does so much that we are blind to. We look back and see it and are amazed, but facing it, see our wrinkled reflection instead. He is quiet, so we think He must not be listening. There’s no earthquake or fire, so we miss the whisper.

READ “Even When He’s Quiet.”

I covered this before—Why doesn’t He just heal us, so we don’t have to suffer? Maturity is part of the reason. Sometimes, if He gave us everything at once we would walk away and live as if He never healed us. Our spiritual health is as important to Him. Our ignorance of the Word and the Spirit often make an instant healing too much for our stability. Our will is another reason. We want healing but are too busy blaming God in one breath and agreeing with the devil in the other. 1 Corinthians 15 in the Remedy paints a picture of the earthly man and the spiritual man, one being born of the earth and the other of immortality. Adam and Jesus, if you will.

The earth is the battleground of two kingdoms. Yes, the victory is won in Christ Jesus, and we have authority (exousia) and (dunamis) power, through the Holy Spirit. But there being no redemption in hell and no hell in heaven, here is where we are stretched and pulled to choose sides. And some do not choose redemption and so they are condemned but not by the will of God. He offered grace and mercy. They could not see it, but only the physical world around them. His mercy remains. He will end all death and all who are in judgment of it, one day.

Why is it this way? When Adam was created, death hung over humanity in some future pretense. But because death came through sin and man was redeemed from death through Christ, now death has no hold over mankind at all. He died of His own free will, the sacrifice for our sins, but because He was sinless, He was given life, His death being our justice but not His rightful condemnation. Sin brought death to Adam. Jesus had no sin to receive death. He had to die for us. So now He lives, and death has no power at all.

But we must walk in what is not seen and not what is. If we can do this where sin is concerned, knowing our sin is beneath the blood, then we must also do so where healing and finances are involved and not look at what we can or cannot see but at what is, knowing God will come through. The closer to the edge we come, the more impossible it seems, the more one step of faith in what He is doing in us will bring the answer. He must be the only solution, even in His mercy. Look at the lame man at the Gate Beautiful. He didn’t ask for healing, but he received it. I would rather live expecting God to be merciful to me because I am His, than to give up because today, at this moment, I just can’t see “it.”

E.W. Kenyon says we shouldn’t struggle to have faith but simply recognize our healing is part of what Jesus provided and be healed the minute we get sick. What if there was no recovery time? I push it one step further. What if there was no sickness? How much of God’s promises in salvation do we choose to believe? Much of what keeps people from faith is wrong thinking about God’s nature. Saying, He is always ready to point the finger at us. But to this error, read Romans 8:1 on repeat. He will not condemn. He will not condemn. He forgives, and just wants you to be you, and you to trust Him. That’s really all there is. There is no countdown because you skipped reading the Word, and now, He’s turning His gaze. No. Just stop making Him always on-edge and instead, believe.

“Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.” (2 Corinthians 2:14)

“But thanks be to God, who always leads us like a victorious parade to reveal the beauty of being in union with Christ and thus spread the loving fragrance of his character, methods and principles everywhere we go.” (2 Corinthians 2:14, Remedy)

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Suzanne D. Williams, Author