For we walk by faith, not by sight.
(2 Corinthians 5:7)
To live by faith is to let God be God. God is not like the proprietor of a coupon store where you cash in the books of green stamps. You don’t exchange your devotion, obedience, and faith for the promised premiums in the catalogue (with the same premium for everybody, of course). God is faithful to His promises of peace, joy, and abundant life, but the fulfillment of them will be as surprising in your life as it will be in mine.