Today I want to talk to you about “not walking by sight.” Peter is on the water… walking. My sight is my reality. The reality is, we can’t step out and pay our bills. The reality is, every time I love someone I get a broken heart. The reality is the car is not starting. The reality is you cannot walk on water. It’s soft. But as long as Peter is staring at the Messiah, he’s doing it. Then he checks out reality, getting a quick update. Splash. Well if I’m not looking at my reality, what should I look at?
I Samuel 16:7 says, “For the Lord does not see as a man sees.” What do we see? Well, we see physical stuff. We see the bank account. We see the symptoms. We see “I can’t.” We see being stuck. “I’ll never get out of this rat race!” We see weakness. We see discouragement. This is a problem. II Corinthians 5:7 KJV says, “For we walk by faith and not by sight.” I say to my wife, “The reality is my hair is falling out, does it bother you?” She says, “I walk by faith and not by sight.” We see the dead end, we see the storm, we see the wind and the waves. We see the mess ahead, and the mess behind. God here is telling us to shut our eyes to the reality of our world.
When you close your eyes to your own reality and open your eyes to God’s reality, you’ll bring the provision of health into your reality of sickness. You’ll bring the provision of wisdom into your test. You’ll bring the provision of joy into your reality of discouragement and weariness.