The other day I was reading a daily devotion (1 & 2 Timothy on the YouVersion Bible app) by one of my favorite teachers/ministers of the Gospel, Priscilla Shirer. At the end of the devotion was the most needed and timely prayer for me. The first line alone read (as I paraphrase): Lord, help me to see my life with eyes of faith.
That sparked so much reflection for me! …see my life with eyes of faith…wow!
I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me at times see my life with eyes of faith. As I continue to grow in my walk with God, it gets a little easier…but even that is dependent on the situation (if I’m being honest). Sometimes it’s really difficult to have faith.
It’s hard to see your life with eyes of faith when you are following Christ, trying to live out Christian principles, and yet you face one hardship after another.
It’s hard to see your life with eyes of faith when:
- It feels like all your sacrificing is not paying off.
- You are constantly faced with disappointments
- It seems that your hard work is in vain
- That coworker keeps testing you
- That promotion seems so far away
- Your marriage is getting tested
- Your singleness doesn’t feel like such a joy
- Your kids have literally lost their minds Or
- You feel like you are sucking as a mom
That’s a long list lol
Y’all life is hard, and it’s a trick of the enemy to use our difficulties to entice us to throw in the towel!
When life gets difficult, many of us tend to worry. I know I do from time to time. The problem with worrying is that it gets you nowhere, and it makes you more dependent on yourself. Worrying robs you of your faith! Worrying feeds your fears and encourages your doubts.
Living our lives with eyes of faith helps us to keep our focus on God. The same God that has the world in His hands is the same God that has His hands on you.
Let’s take every difficulty we face, every doubt, every struggle we endure and give it over to God. Let’s have enough faith and trust that God will give us wisdom on what to do with our tough situations or that He will handle it himself!
Let’s see our lives with eyes of faith!
Though you are Imperfect, you are loved by a Perfect God!