Having Blind Faith - LaQuenda Jackson
At the end of 2018, beginning of 2019, the newest Netflix craze was a movie called Bird Box. The story was about a plague that, when outside, made people see their biggest fear and caused them to kill themselves. To prevent being “infected,” the characters either stayed indoors with curtains over the windows or wore blindfolds when going outside.
Can you imagine wearing a blindfold in the world? You wouldn’t be able to see where you were going, what’s in front of you, what’s behind you, who was there or what was coming your way. You would be totally helpless to the things around you.
In the movie, the characters learned that if they went outside blindfolded, they needed a guide wire to lead them in the right direction. If they remained steadfast to that wire, they would get to where they needed to be. In one scene, a young child veered away and immediately got lost. The mother created a safeguard in the form of a bell for the child to ring, leading her mother to the rescue.
Isn’t that how God wants up to depend on him? Doesn’t he want us to have blind faith.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
God wants to be our guide wire. He wants us to cling to him, letting him lead our path. For I believe that if we remain steadfast, he will guide us to where we need to be. In addition, he loves us so much that he provides safeguards for us if we veer off the path. Prayer, repentance, acknowledging His glorious power are all ways we can reach for God, drawing him near…bringing Him to our rescue.
Walking blindfolded, even with the guide wire, was not easy. The characters struggled, grappled, wrestled with the physical lack of control, much like our struggle with the spiritual lack of control. But it’s only when we release the need for control and let God lead will we ever get to place of peace.