S: Jesus said, “You’re asking the wrong question. You’re looking for someone to blame. There is no such cause-effect here. Look instead for what God can do. John 9:3 (MSG)
O: We are creative beings – made by the Creator Himself – so it’s no wonder then that we are problem solvers, too. Always trying to solve the riddle & figure out the why; so often blinded by our own shortcomings we find solution in imputing the cause on someone or something else. We cover our own eyes and wonder why we can’t see what’s really going on. But what are we really looking for?
Are we looking for answers, or are we looking for God?
A: Instead of trying to determine why, what if we just prayed to see God in it? (And not in that pre-determined way where we make a list of criteria He must meet, but a genuine cry of our heart to see Him working even when it doesn’t seem He is.) What if we asked God to open our eyes? My friend calls these “lenses of eternity,” eyes that can see well beyond the present and beyond the boundaries of time; eyes that seek to see the glory of God revealed in all of it.
Even in the hurt. Even in the ugly. Even in the dark.
Ask God to help you see the Light.
P: God, my eyes have been shadowed by my own pride, my own sin. Remove my sin, Jesus. I want to see clearly. I want to look at this incredible world You created full of living beings made in Your image and give You glory! I know You are at work – You are always working things out for good for those who love You and are called according to Your purpose – God open my eyes to see You! I don’t want to be blind any longer!
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