Faith is a filter that allows us to see the world as it truly is. It is like when you are getting your eyes checked and they put the machine on a variety of settings and then ask you to read the letters on the chart.

To see the glory of God is to see things as they are. We often think that revealing God’s glory means our circumstances are going to change. It is hard for us to deal with struggle and our inability to understand. Which is exactly why faith is required of us.

Faith does not change our circumstances, it changes the way we perceive our circumstances. Faith brings clarity to life and all of its experiences.

Since “glory” really means “the essence of something”, it makes sense that the more faith we have the more clearly we perceive God’s glory. The gift of faith is like a new eyeglass prescription. It allows us to see things for what they are worth.

Faith invites us to see all of our experiences and circumstances as an opportunity to make wise choices. It helps us to see God for all He is worth. And to see that glory reflected in all the arenas we find ourselves in. 

“Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not say to you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?’”
– John 11:40