Beyond What You See

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The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. ~ Matthew 6:22

Change is hard—lots of change—even harder. Have you ever felt like you were standing on shifting sands? Your left foot going in one direction and your right foot in the other. Things once familiar. . . now seem strange. Things you took for granted. . . now in scarce supply. Things you thought would last forever. . . go in the blink of an eye. Things that appeared guaranteed. . . swathed in uncertainty.

Don’t despair. . . when your natural eyes only show you chaos and confusion, use your spiritual eyes to see the plan that God has for your life. Jeremiah 29:11, tells us. . . For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Know that God has it all in control. Let your spiritual vision lead you to the solid rock—Jesus Christ. . . unmoving, unwavering, unchanging, and offering unconditional love.

Jesus gives you hope and confidence in this time of uncertainty and rapid change. He allows you to see beyond what you see.

When you see…

Hopelessness—look to—Hope (Romans 8:24-25)

Depression—look to—Happiness (1 Peter 5:7)

Worry—look to—Peace (2 Thessalonians 3:16)

Disappointment—look to—Thanksgiving (Philippians 4:6-7)

Sickness—look to—Health (Jeremiah 33:6)

Unforgiveness—look to—Forgiveness (Ephesians 4:32)

Poverty—look to—Wealth (Luke 6:38)

Anger—look to—Joy (Romans 15:13)

Confusion—look to—Certainty (Hebrews 11:1)

Doubt—look to—Confidence (Isaiah 32:17)

Stress—look to—Relaxation (Matthew 11:28-29)

Worthlessness—look to—Valuable (Luke 12:6-7)

No matter the diverse situations you may find yourself in. . . If you feel trapped with no escape. . . Jesus has already prepared your deliverance (Genesis 22:13; Matthew 11:28-30). On this journey, be mindful that you don’t let your natural sight block your view.

God bless. . . I am Wiley’s granddaughter.