When I was a child I remember Sister Grandma would reply when we asked her for something that maybe wasn’t on the family budget or pertaining to a request to go to a friend’s house or attend an event, etc.….her answer often would be, “we shall see what we shall see”. To us kids it meant, she would look into it later and decide whether it was a worthy request. The answer was deferred until she had more light on the subject.
Later on in life I heard people use that expression to mean that they would not judge or know the outcome of something until they SAW its manifestation down the road, somewhere. And what they SAW would be the answer. It’s a little like FAITH in REVERSE. Faith says you believe before you see it, and then you will get to see it. This says that you won’t believe it until you see it and that will be the solution….what you see. That’s a little scary because Paul tells us we see in a mirror darkly. So if we judge only by appearances are we judging rightly?

Then how does one judge something, or know or maybe the word discern could be used here? If we have to SEE it before we can discern it, that isn’t discernment or faith at all. The Holy Spirit is the ONE Who, within us, gives us the information to discern something before we SEE its manifestation, before we take action in a certain situation or before we indulge in a misdeed or make a mistake. He is the Discerner of all things, of all men, of all situations, of all circumstances. Can you believe that? Do you find that hard to believe that Holy Spirit can and will, living within the born again believer , do all that for us? That is a pretty big TICKET!!
But it’s in the BIBLE. The Word of God says just exactly that. Jesus told His disciples in John, “ When the Spirit of Truth (the HOLY SPIRIT) comes, He will guide you into all truth. He will tell you and guide you in the things that are to come, now and in the future. He will take the things that are MINE and disclose and reveal them to you. And because I go away, I am sending the Comforter, the Counselor, Helper , Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener and Standby to be IN CLOSE FELLOWSHIP WITH YOU. And when He comes He will convict and convince the world about sin and righteousness and about uprightness of heart and upon judgment.” And how does He do all that? Does He appear somewhere and hold a big rally? Does He book an amphitheatre whose marquee reads, Holy Spirit appearing tonight’? HE COULD! But it is Through us! He discloses TRUTHS to us and we are the vessel s of truth to the world, to the unbelievers and to those whom the Holy Spirit is drawing. What a privilege! What an honor to be used by Holy Spirit for GOD’S purposes.
Yes, you might say, “but that was to the disciples, the apostles.” No! That was not only for the Apostles but for all who are ever to come to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. If it says it in the Scriptures then that’s what it means. Lisa Bevere says, “Most people read what they believe rather than believing what they read, in the Bible.” The Holy Spirit can and does discern every fragment of every day life if we will allow Him to SEE for us. It is a positive habit to acquire for all of us believers to “selah” pause and ask the HOLY SPIRIT within us what course of action we should take on any given subject, occasion, test, trial, situation. He is right there, right here with us, within us, every moment. HE KNOWS! He SEES. HE DISCERNS and HE JUDGES situations, circumstances of our lives,…. like Norvel Hayes says, ‘every day, every day, every day.’
We need to believe it and to act on it every moment of our lives. What a comfort that HE knows. What a comfort that He discerns. And what a comfort that HE SEES. And, we shall SEE what HOLY SPIRIT SEES! Is that what you meant, Sister Grandma? J