Where Are You Looking?

Where Are You Looking?

I was lonely and asked the Lord to speak to me.
I received a letter from a dear friend, but I didn’t hear the Lord’s voice.

I was grieving and asked the Lord to comfort me.
A friend stopped by and sat with me as I cried, but I asked the Lord to comfort me.

I was sick and asked the Lord to provide relief.
Another friend brought my family dinner, but I had asked for relief.

I was in doubt about my faith in the Lord because He didn’t seem to listen.
The sunset that night was brilliant, vivid in color and depth, but the sunset didn’t help me believe.

I now realize the Lord was listening and did answer me.
But I expected something different and missed His care.

Often times, the things we seek are right in front of us. Yet we miss God’s presence because we often define how He should respond. We’re limited by our human condition. God’s ways are not our ways, said the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 55:9). When asking the Lord to meet our needs, we need to also ask for Him to enlighten the eyes of our souls.

God is responding; He is faithful and good, far beyond our expectations.

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2 thoughts on “Where Are You Looking?

  1. I found your web site today. What an encouraging site. I work with the disabled and now I found another way of helping them through your site. Thank you for being faithful to the Lord.

  2. Liz, what a mighty work you are doing-thank you for your acts of unselfish service, patient wisdom, and tenderhearted care of those-who like all of us-need advocates in our lives to help us along. You may also find out facebook page encouraging-for you and for others who are care givers or in need of hope or need someone to listen without judgment and always, expressions of Christ’s love to each of us which is the foundation of faith and hope. Blessings today and always. Colleen