Eyes to See

God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water.

Genesis 21:19

            There are times when our sight can be blinded by hopelessness or fear.  It’s easy to become consumed with our circumstances and unable to envision a solution. In the book of Genesis, we read the wilderness story of Hagar, a desperate woman who could not see any possibilities for her and her son. She thought they would simply die in the desert. Yet God not only heard her son’s prayers, but He opened her eyes to His provision for them. He removed whatever was blinding her and keeping her from seeing the water she so desperately needed.

            Interestingly, it doesn’t say that he made the well of water for her, rather it says he opened her eyes. The well of water may have been there all along, but she couldn’t see it. Do not assume because you cannot see any hope or possibilities, that none exist.  On the other hand, ask God to open your eyes to the provisions around you.  Ask Him to give you fresh eyes to see your situation from a new a broader viewpoint.

Photo by Jordan Wozniak on Unsplash

This devotional thought is an excerpt from Karol’s book, Pursuing God in the Quiet Places.

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