Wednesday, March 31, 2010

God Opened Her Eyes...

"God opened her eyes."
Genesis 21:19

Genesis 21 is the story of Hagar and the strife between her and Abrahams's wife Sarah. Hagar was the mother of Abraham's son Ishmael, born in a concubine. Sarah insisted that Abraham send them away becausehe didn't want Ishmael to share in Abraham's inheritance. Hagar and her teenage son headed for the desert. When I think of our deserts here in California I am sure it had to be scary being out there all alone. When Hagar thought they were about to die because they needed water, God opened her eyes and she saw a well. He could have provided a spring, but He wanted her to open her eyes to show her what had been already provided.

Reading this caused me to think how in hard times, I simply need to ask God to show me what is already there. He always has a solution, I just may not always see it or expect a solution that is right in front of me. "Show me the solution that you have already provided ," should be my prayer.

God is always with us, He was with Hagar in the desert...His provision was already there..she only needed to open her eyes!


"The question is not if God will prove Himself faithful to you,
but how."

~Dr. David Jeremiah~

3 comments:

theshepherdshouse said...

This is awesome! It's just what I needed to hear today!

Blessings,
Sharon

tea time and roses said...

Beautiful post dear Patty! You write beautifully. You share the word with such passion and gentleness. I know I have said it many times before, but indeed I am blessed each time I visit here. Thank you so much my friend.

Your previous post made me smile. All praise to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He is sooooooo wonderful!!

Enjoy a beautiful week my friend.

Smiles...

Beverly

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