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October 30, 2007


So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.”


--John 4:48


You know, it’s funny. Human nature really hasn’t changed much since Jesus walked the earth 2,000 years ago.


Back then, people wanted a sign…a miracle…from Jesus. They wanted something tangible, something they could see, to believe in Him. And today, people are the same way! So many men and women say they would believe in Christ if only He would show Himself physically…if only He would come through miraculously in their lives.


But when Jesus said, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe,” He was saying, “Don’t wait for a sign to believe and trust in Me. Don’t wait on some miracle. Don’t demand that I perform for you in order for you to believe in Me.”


You may be struggling to trust Christ today in your life. While I don’t know what you may be facing, I want to challenge you to trust Him even if you can’t see Him in your circumstances right now.


Jesus had no confidence in the kind of faith that demands sight. Because faith that demands sight is not real faith! It’s just doubt expecting evidence!


I know it’s hard to come to grips with this fact, but oftentimes, you just can’t figure God out. There will be times when you cannot see in the dark. There will be times when you just have to keep clinging, singing, and bringing your heart to God by faith. And this may be that kind of time in your life.


Trust me, I know it’s hard. But Jesus wants to get you to that place in your life where it’s not about the miracle…but all about Him. Where you are willing to trust Him, regardless of the outcome.


So, if you find yourself in a place today where you need a miracle, look to Jesus. As the writer of Hebrews says, “Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted” (Heb. 12:2-3).


It’s my prayer that this encourages you to trust Jesus today, no matter what you face. Because He is fully trustworthy!


trust christ today…even if you can’t see him in your circumstances.


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