An Eye of Faith Brings Hope

One of the things that bring a person out of dark emotions to feelings of light is having an eye of faith in something better. What does that mean?

With our physical eyes we can see beyond where we are at.  We can only be in one physical location, yet because of eyesight, we are able to see far beyond our own location. It is a miracle that we take for granted! Depending on where we are, we can see miles away from where we are. So, we need to be able to exercise an eye of faith and have a vision that is far beyond where we are in our lives. We need to look to the future with an eye of faith, and see the future that God desires us to make. We need to see it so clearly, that it and only it manifests.  The problem is that we keep looking at what is, and doubt that anything can be different. We look at what is and often feel stuck, trapped, hopeless, despair, etc. When we exercise an eye of faith we are believing in a future scenario that isn’t present yet, but we trust it can become our reality. This can bring hope, which tells us we connecting to the truth of how our future should be.

Again, just as our physical vision allows us to see far beyond where we are, our eye of faith can allow us to see far beyond where we are. All things are possible. Infinite possibilities await.  If I am in a room, with my eyes I can look around and see the entire room, even though I can only stand in one place in the room. If I go out into the countryside a short distance from where I live, I can see several miles in every direction. Once I stood on top of a 14,000 foot mountain in Colorado. It seemed like I could see miles and miles in every direction. As I looked out beyond Denver to the great plains, I think I could see the curve of the earth. Yet, there I was in one location. We can look up and see the moon, even though it is 238,900 miles away. And then we can look past the moon, and see stars that are light years away. Why do I bring this up? Because as we develop our eye of faith, we will be able to see circumstances vastly different, light years away from where we are. Our life can become radically different than it is, if we can just see it and maintain that vision! When we can see something, we can find a way to get there.

In the New Testament Jesus Christ said, “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.   (Mark 11:22-23)

To really believe it, we have to see it with an eye of faith, and we have to maintain that vision. If we flip flop what we are seeing, we won’t get what we are hoping for. The Bible also says, “ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think he shall receive anything of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:6-8) We are unstable and double minded when we flip flop in our desires. For example, when a person says something like, “I would like to out of debt, but I can’t seem to get ahead,” he is being double minded by expressing conflicting ideas. He isn’t looking forward with an eye of faith to what he really wants.

So have faith, and bring hope into your life as your look forward and see your life being the way it should be, even if it is far from where you are now, you can still get there! Pray for the gift of faith, for an eye of faith. Pray for the gift of hope. Pray for the gift of believing. “…all things are possible to him that believeth” (Mark 9:23)

 

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About Arden Compton

I love helping people be the best that they can be. Addiction, stress, limiting beliefs & emotions, and bothersome memories are my specialties. I am happily married to my wife Cheryl, we have 7 robust, growing children. I like to ballroom dance, play volleyball, and enjoy the beauty of nature!
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