I’ve been having some wonderful times in the Lord.
He’s been showing me areas of pride, fear, and self reliance I hadn’t realized were hiding in my heart.
This morning He brought me to a new understanding of trust.
When I was six years old, I had an accident with a friend of mine and a stick off the ground went in my right eye and broke off in my eye.
I spent some time in the hospital and during that time the nurses encouraged me to practice walking around with my left eye closed, I couldn’t see out of my right eye due to the large metal eye patch.
I quickly learned that when you’re blind, you have to trust those who can see.
Touch, hearing, and smells all become the senses you depend on, but there’s still a lot you can’t know, especially when you’re moving around in an unfamiliar place.
I learned to depend on my nurses.
I’m thankful for that season, although the practice was for me to get used to being blind, God protected my left eye and healed my right.
Most of my life I’ve had 20/45 vision out of my injured eye and 20/20 out of my left eye.
But as I was praying this morning, the Lord brought that memory back.
I’d been praying for some up coming things and was struggling with worry, because I can’t see how to prepare for them.
I realized, God sees and I’m blind.
No amount of worry or planning is going to help me see what I was never created to see: tomorrow.
Father, I need to place my trust in the Lord who not only knows what is in tomorrow, but He’s with me in today.
It’s so important that we don’t put our trust in the wrong things: money, relationships, status, false religion, possessions, ect.
Those things are blind and dead, leading those who trust in them to ruin spiritually.
Luke 6:39 NKJV — And He spoke a parable to them: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?
Praise be to God that we don’t have to be ruined!
Through Jesus Christ, we can be safe, led by the Holy Spirit and fruitful in the things of the kingdom of the Lord.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
I Peter 1:3 NKJV
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for teaching me a new perspective on trusting You. Lord, please forgive me for trying to do things on my own, in my own strength. Thank You for showing me the error of my ways and giving me the opportunity to repent and turn away from that. Lord Jesus, I know You are Guido and directing me. I know You have all things in Your hands and Your ways are perfect. You are worthy of my trust and I’m ashamed of myself for not trusting You more. Thank You for Your forgiveness and the blessings of another opportunity to walk in Your ways. Thank You for teaching me daily and washing me with Your Word. I love You, Jesus. Thank You for first loving me! Amen.
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