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Devotional – February 24, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Read : 2 Kings 6:8-23

Thoughts from: Greg Nickerson

Our eyes are a special gift from God. They enable us to see the crashing waves of the Pacific, the colors and glory of the Grand Canyon, the awe of a Arizona Sunset, the smiles on the faces of our loved ones. What we see can also limit our understanding of our perception of our circumstances that we face everyday.

We have trouble seeing beyond our present adversity. Like Elisha’s servant who only saw the opposing King’s Army, we only see the barriers of our current situation.  The chronic pain that we bear, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, the heartache of seeing your children not walking with the Lord.

Sometimes God does open our eyes to see His ways. But, many times He does not. This leaves us feeling alone, abandoned, questioning whether He cares about what we are going through. The excerpt from the poem  “Footprints in the Sand” “The Lord replied, “My precious child, I love you and would never leave you. During times of trial and suffering you see only one set of footprints in the sand, it was then that I carried you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6 says that God will never leave us or forsake us.

Putting our faith and trust in God when we can’t see His “Chariots of Fire” around us is a spiritual sight that we should seek to have, to ask God for. The lyrics to the song “Open the eyes of my heart Lord” should be our daily prayer. I want to see you, to see you high and lifted up, shining in the light of your glory, I want to see you.

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