But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.
James 1:25 (NIV)
When we practice our faith, we study what God had done for us. Primarily, His deeds are written in His Word. We have evidence that He performed those deeds.
Friends of ours had their son and their youngest daughter in the first Gulf War. The mother was not handling it well. She told me one day that God reminded her of the things He had brought her through in the past. Some people call these reminders, benchmarks.
When God presents these benchmarks, we should feel that God has things in control whether it looks like it or not.
We all have times when events look out of focus for us. When we have faith in God, we see His hand at work in our lives.
God handles all things to His liking. When we believe that we will receive blessing upon blessing.