“It is better to trust in the LORD
Than to put confidence in man” (Psalm 118:8).
On face value, this verse only states the obvious. Yet in practice, the opposite is “true”! We tend to readily trust people’s ideas more than God’s wisdom. Why? Firstly, because people are VISIBLE. For natural people, sight plays a predominant role in their lives. They heavily depend on what they see. Of course, we forget that even what we see can be an illusion. We also forget that some of the greatest realities are invisible–like GOD, angels, air, and the future. In fact, the greatest reality (the living GOD) is invisible. That’s why we’ve been called to rise above merely “natural” living. God has called us to be supernatural. By definition, the life of faith is a call to rise above a merely human existence (1 Cor. 3:3). It’s a call to depend on vision rather than sight. When you believe, you can “see” and receive what your eyes haven’t ever seen (2 Cor. 5:7). Whereas sight requires eyes, vision requires faith. Many sighted people can’t visualise! It’s about seeing without eyes–that is, seeing with your inner man. It is God who imparts vision. His Word and Spirit reveal possibilities our natural eyes haven’t viewed (1 Cor. 2:9). Will you trust the invisible God over the visible, tangible folks around you today?