Thursday, July 28, 2011

Eyes That See

"She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”
Genesis 16:13

Boy has this been a trying week for me!  I am emotionally and physically exhausted.  My aunt has been in the hospital since last Wednesday and still isn't much better.  My mother is recovering from surgery and gave us all a huge scare yesterday when she was rushed to the hospital because of difficulty breathing.  I'm still in the process of securing an apartment for September and I am ready for this whole process to be over and done with.  It has been a stressful week and yet I am not overwhelmed because I know that God is here.  This is the prayer I am lifting up to God today.  Feel free to make it your own.

God, I know that you are here.  I know that your eyes always see me so give me eyes that always see you.  Give me eyes that see you in every situation, good or bad.  In sickness or in health; in trouble or in peace; in faith and even in doubt give me eyes that see your goodness, your faithfulness, your presence all around me.  Despite all of the many distractions life throws my way, give me eyes that see light where others only see darkness; hope where others see only despair; possibility where others only see doom.  God, give me eyes that see and by your grace cause my eyes to ever be upon the One whose eyes are ever upon me.  In your name I pray.  Amen.

Following the Way,

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