"The key to understanding the Bible is to look for Jesus in the Bible. Jesus is the hero of the Bible. If you read the Bible and don't find Jesus, re-read it! The Bible has one hero, His name is Jesus; one villain, that is Satan; one problem, that is sin; one solution, that is salvation. That is what the Bible is all about." -Dr. Adrian Rogers

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Though I Do Not See

Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.
John 20:29

It’s been a good long while since I last posted to this blog. To tell you the truth, I just haven’t felt much like writing these last few months. You see, there are some things in my life that just aren’t going as planned right now. Ever since I was a young kid and heard my Granny tell stories about growing up with nine brothers and sisters, I always dreamed of growing up, getting married, and having a large family. However, when the first phase of that dream seems impossible to complete, I get discouraged; and at times, it’s hard to believe that God really does have a plan for my life. That’ when He reminds me of the above verse: “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

I’ll be twenty-two at the end of this month. I almost dread my birthday this year because it means that I am another year older with precious little to show for it. All around me I see people my age getting engaged, getting married, and having children. It’s depressing, really. I’m not the kind of person that believes in putting off marriage and family for college or a career. No. I always dreamed of getting married right of high school. I always thought I’d have a couple little kids running around by now, but I obviously don’t. Marriage is nowhere in sight, and I still have a year and half of college left. So sometimes it’s easy for me to look at my life and say, “Lord, what are You doing”? The answer’s always the same: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you…thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).

Friend, God knows what He’s doing. It’s up to us to trust Him and to remember that “blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” (John 20:29). It has been well said that, when we can’t trace His hand, we can trust His heart. Therefore, though I cannot see, I choose to believe that He still has plan for me.

Do you know Him today? Have you chosen to believe the One you cannot see? Have you experienced the blessing of eternal life that He gives freely to all who trust in Him? If you will simply turn from all sin and trust Jesus alone to save you, He will save you today and keep you saved forever.

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