Psa 103:7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel
We often prefer God’s acts (miracles) to God’s ways (His word). To know God’s ways is to know Him and His workings, that is, His nature, and the methods of His dealing with the children of men. Israel rested on His acts, their joy was limited to seeing miracles in tough times. Those who live only on miracles can’t see beyond. Happiness is limited, it rests on circumstances, Joy on the other hand defies circumstances because it rests on “knowledge” that God is in charge. In the light of His ways, I don’t have to see it to trust Him; and I don’t have to have it to be joyous and thankful, I know in whom I have believed.
Faith does not rest on seeing to believe, it rests on believing that we might see. “Divine revelation is one of the first and greatest of divine favours with which the church is blessed; for God restores us to Himself by revealing Himself to us, and gives us all good by giving us knowledge.” (Matthew Henry)” for “The LORD will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.” (Isa 58:11).