The Right Prescription
In the Gaither Homecoming Bible, Becky Isaacs Bowman describes being diagnosed with a rare form of Crohn's disease which attacked not only her intestinal tract, but also her skin and eyes. She recalls, "During this time I remember the devil telling me that my life was over and my job was done. God couldn't use someone sick like me. But the enemy is a liar."
Though it's only human to see suffering through earthly eyes, as God reveals Himself we learn to see through spiritual eyes. Becky says, "Some days I feel like I wear all kinds of prescription glasses ... to help me correct my faulty vision and find answers to the big questions like Why me, God? Will my pain and suffering ever end? Will these trials ever be lifted? Then ... in the midst of the suffering, God begins to show me glimpses of hope and joy and comfort."
Which lenses are you seeing through today, and whose words are you listening to? Messages from the enemy, or from our Heavenly Father?
A thought from the Word ...
2 Corinthians 4:16-17
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
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