Hidden in Plain Sight

His word in general can anchor our hearts in difficult times. The writer of Hebrews presented this truth it the following way.

19  This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20  where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:19-20 (NKJV)

Paul communicated the same truth in another manner.

1  If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2  Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3  For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4  When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Colossians 3:1-4 (NKJV)

Our perspective follows where we have placed our expectations. There is a prophetic power in things He quickens to us that can particularly anchor our hearts. I hope we have all had the experience of suddenly seeing something in a new. It was always there, hidden in plain sight, but until something shifted we didn’t see it.

Proverbs are generally pithy statements that contain a principle or general truth and this is how the book of Proverbs is presented. A few years ago I wrote a commentary on Proverbs from this perspective. I had read Proverbs through many times prior and since I wrote the commentary, with the exception of a one month break, I have read through Proverbs every month. This month as I was praying and reading the verses below some of my focus shifted as He quickened these verses to my heart. They were always there and I had read them many times – I just saw them in a new and deeper way.  

21  For the upright will dwell in the land, And the blameless will remain in it; 22  But the wicked will be cut off from the earth, And the unfaithful will be uprooted from it. Proverbs 2:21-22 (NKJV)

While I had always viewed these verses as an encouragement. This time as I read them I saw the verses as a prophetic declaration – Solomon putting forth a truth that would be realized. These verses encouraged and comforted me and affirmed His sovereignty. While the verses didn’t even speak directly to what we are going through I was encouraged and my heart was strengthened because He showed me something that was hidden in plain sight.

So, I encourage you, however you are feeling in this season, if you need encouragement ask Him to pull back the veil from things so that you can see with new eyes and be firmly anchored in the reality of His promises.   

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I have been walking with Jesus since 1985. I am currently retired from my career in the helping professions but still focused on ministering to others. I completed a Doctorate of Philosophy in Apologetics in September 2020.

2 thoughts on “Hidden in Plain Sight”

  1. Luke 24:45 says that, after his resurrection, Jesus opened up the minds of his disciples so that they could understand the Scriptures. This still happens today, thankfully.

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