God Must Open My Eyes


Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. And she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink. And God was with the boy, and he grew up.  Genesis 21:18  ESV

         I’ve had the experience where I’ve accused someone of not being there when I needed them.  Later, I found out that they had not been absent at all.  They reached out, they did something anonymously, and I just didn’t know.  I have learned, quite humbly, to be slow to point the finger.

         Hagar, while praying for water, couldn’t see the provision of God though it was right in front of her.  God had to open her eyes to it.  She was too overcome with grief to see the well of water that would save their lives.

         While physical provisions are often necessary, what I need most are the provisions God offers in Himself.  Wherever I feel deprived, I grieve, but there stands my Father with His arms out.  He is everything I’m longing for but my eyes can’t see Him.  His Words are empty because spiritual blindness keeps His intimate disclosures from penetrating my soul.

         My greatest need is to see God and experience the power of the Word.  Both are right in front of my eyes but I can’t see them without God helping me.  He must open my eyes to the spiritual treasures found in Himself.  I am a victim of the Fall and my flesh continually limits me without the salvation of the Lord.

Perhaps the very thing I need today is right in front of me, Lord.  I stop now and ask You for spiritual sight.  Amen

Journal Question: How would you answer the question, “I know God says that He is _____________, but I never feel it.”  Ask God to touch your heart, open your eyes, and cause You to feel the warmth of His presence and His power.

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