Ephesians 1:18 (NJKV) The eyes of your understanding[c] being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.
Are you going through difficult times? If it does nothing else for you and to you, it will open the eyes of your heart. Walking through troubled times is one way that God has of shifting your vision. When your heart breaks, there’s an opportunity for God’s compassion to connect in and envelop your heart in this season of your life. There are some powerful life lessons you are going to learn in this season of challenge!
You’ll begin to look at others through the eyes of your heart and not through the eyes of quick unrighteous judgment, wrongful conclusions, or self-interest. You’ll hopefully look at people and wonder what their story is; what their childhood was like; what caused them to be so happy or unhappy, why they seem this way or that. You are more likely to understand that they are in some pain and trying to run from it or trying to hide. Or, you’ll see their smile and demeanor and wonder if they’re truly happy or masking some inner, silent suffering or despair. God is presenting you an opportunity in this season of your life, don’t miss it.
Point to ponder- Now, you won’t get answers to all that you wonder about people and their stories, but your heart will be softened. You’ll find that you have a level of compassion that most people don’t have. Let the Lord open the eyes of your heart today, and have a great Tuesday!
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