His wise mom was showing him how to see the goodness of God. She was demonstrating what hope looks like. She wanted her son to see beauty, life, and God, even in (especially in) his circumstances.
Joy in the suffering not joy because of the suffering.
Son, see the blessings in the struggle.
When I go through some sort of trial, I am often blind to God's blessings. My sweet friend, Darcy, and her little guy have taught me to look up. God nudges me to pray for the ability to see his goodness.
Daughter, see the blessings in the struggle.
I will admit, I have weak eyes. I'm blind to what is around me when I am stuck in the mire of pain. I am learning to pray, " Open my eyes, Lord. Show me your majesty."
God answers this prayer by refocusing my vision. Then I am able to see what has been invisible to me previously.
Hope illuminates God in the difficult circumstances.
Hope provides new perspective. It is the blessing of God's encouragement. It gives strength to push forward.
When I can see God's hand, then I am more able to seek his face.
Then I am reminded who my God is...a good and great God.
I lift my eyes to the hill-
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
The Maker of heaven and earth.
What challenge are you facing? What is God revealing to you in the midst of your struggle?
Faith, hope, and love,
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