Maybe for you it’s the mail that never arrived, the phone that never rang, the job that never came, the raise that never materialized, the guy / girl that never responded, the auditions that never worked out, or the business that never took off.
Over time, it’s so easy to slide into a faithless, hopeless and loveless state of being–harassed by fear, anger, worries and disappointments,
You continued to look at these outcomes as a “glass half empty”.
What if, your ‘failures’, ‘obstacles’, ‘rejections’ and ‘set-backs’ were only what it is, because of the way you had chosen to look at it?
This morning, my prayer was that I would continue to See through the Eyes of Faith, Hope and Love. And during morning devotion, I found myself in 2 Chronicles. The commentaries on chapter 28:22 says,
“Difficulties and struggles can devastate people or they can stimulate growth and maturity.
For King Ahaz, deep trials led to spiritual collapse. This need not be so in our lives.
When facing problems or tragedy, we must remember that rough times give us a chance to grow.
When you are facing trials, don’t turn away from God, turn to him.”
And then the commentaries for chapter 32:7-8 says, “Hezekiah could see with “eyes of faith”. The numbers of opponents meant nothing to him… He knew Victory was not by might or strength but by His Spirit.
How timely is this? Right after my prayer to See Through the Eyes of Faith, Hope and Love, I land in a heap of passages and verses that shows me real life case studies of people who are on the same page with me!
So what does it mean to See Through the Eyes of Faith, Hope and Love?
…It means fixing your gaze UPwards, when you hit rock bottom.
…It means looking at your ‘disappointments’ as His appointment.
…It means seeing closed doors as a blessing in disguise–it’s been sealed because you’re meant to move on to something greater, bigger and BETTER. Have Faith and Trust that God, the Author and Finisher of the best story for your life, is in control and that He is allowing this to guide you to greener pastures–Keep asking, keep seeking, keep knocking!
…It means when everything appears to be a lost cause, you see a glimmer of Hope because you trust that something so good can come out of this.
…It means knowing that Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. So you keep looking for ways to guard your heart and your dreams, trusting and hoping and holding on until the Dream of dreams God has planned for you–they’re always More than what we could ever ask or hope or imagine–becomes a living reality for you.
Are you ready to give yourself a change in perspective? Try it today. 🙂
“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb
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