For we walk by faith, not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:7

I made a mistake.

A huge one.


I was so sure

you were not listening

you did not care

you had gotten tired of me

left me to figure it out

all on my own.


So, I quit talking to you.


I quit reading your letters to me

I decided you couldn’t be trusted

I gave up.


How wrong I was.


I see that now.

I hope and pray you understand.

You’re God. Why wouldn’t you?

I want to be overwhelmed by you

be in awe and know you.

Today you showed up to say

you’ve been here all along

I just needed to show up too,

and keep our friendship growing

and going strong.


Sometimes I think there must be

some kind of magic to all of this

but you’ve reminded me once again

no magic, no special effects,

can do what you can.


Just trusting, believing,

keeping the faith—sight unseen

that’s all the ingredients I need

to keep living day-by-day.


~Marcie Bridges

©28 June 2022


“Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.” ~Elisabeth Elliot


Are you walking by faith, or by sight? Are you feeling lost, alone, afraid God has left you? Where are you looking for answers to your problems? Are you angry with God? Waiting on that miracle which seems so elusive?


I wish I could tell you I’ve been a beacon Christian. I wish I could tell you I have been walking by faith. But as another year rolls by and there seems to be no end in sight of a hard situation in our family, I have found my faith flagging.


Yet, every time I beg God to help me—to help us—He shows up, settling my unhappy heart, and stilling my quivering chin. 


One day all of this will be over. God will bring the miracle I’m waiting on. But in the meantime, He calls me to obedience. An obedience of walking by faith and not by sight. 


When I can’t trace his hand, I can trust his heart. ~Charles Spurgeon


From My Heart to Yours,

Marcie 🙂



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