When the sun sets on Barrow, Alaska, in mid-November, it won’t be seen again until late January. But no one doubts the sun’s existence just because they don’t see it for a while. Why? They know the sun is still there because they’ve seen it before.
You can be certain of God’s presence because you’ve seen it before.
The old prophet proclaimed his confidence in a steady God. “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation” (Isaiah 12:6).
Isaiah had seen God before (Isaiah 6); he knew he’d see him again.
The sun is doing its work just as much when it is dark outside as when it is light. And God is busy, doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves, when we see him and when we don’t. You can trust him today because he has been faithful all along.
Recovery Step: Trust the process. Trust the program. Trust the Savior. Chuck Swindoll said, “As followers of our Lord we believe he leads us in a certain direction, or in pursuit of a precise goal.”