Comfort

In the north when he is at work, I do not see him; when he turns to the south, I see no trace of him. But he knows the pathway that I take; if he tested me, I would come forth like gold.

[Job 23:9-10 NET]

God is invisible–and we cannot see Him. We know that He is working here and there, and we turn quickly to find Him–but our eyes get no glimpse of Him. We cannot lay our hand upon Him. We cannot see His face. Yet we know that while He is not visible to our sight–that He sees us always and knows our way where we are, what we are doing, what our circumstances and experiences are. “He knows!”

One evening Jesus sent his disciples out upon the sea in the boat, to go to the other side–but He did not go with them. In the night a great storm arose, and the disciples were alone. They were in sore distress–but they could not find their Master. Meanwhile, however, though unseen by them–He was looking down upon them in tender love from the mountain-top. He knew the way that they took, in the darkness on the sea.

In our experience, it may often be that we cannot find God; that we cannot see Him; that He shall elude our search, not answer to our cry, and not come when we call for Him. Yet it is a precious comfort that in all such cases–He knows the way that we take, where we are, and what we are suffering. We are never out of His sight! Always, “He knows!” and that is enough!

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