“What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord,” he said, “I want to see!” And Jesus said, “All right, receive your sight! Your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus, praising God. … Luke 18:41-43 NLT
Often our greatest problem is that we are not seeing clearly. “Sit still!” my Step-father used to say as I would try to wriggle away from the tweezers with which he worked to pull splinters from my hand. All I could see was a big man standing over me with something that was causing me pain. But he could see that if the splinter wasn’t removed then an infection could cause greater pain or even irreparable harm.
Are you going through situations that are out of your control? In the moment it is so painful that all you want to do is wriggle free. We cry out praying things like, “Lord hide me from this situation!” But maybe our best prayer would be, “Lord help me see this trial like You do!” Then when Jesus says, “Receive your sight.” we will suddenly see other people for the very first time. Next as we turn to look in the mirror we will be able see ourselves as God does. Then when we look up to Jesus we will see that His plan was best. Last of all as we look ahead we will be able to walk side by side with our Savior and Sight Giver and follow Him all along the way!