Sight and Blindness

girl_covering_eyes-300x199 Then Elisha prayed, “Lord, please open his eyes and let him see.” So the Lord opened the servant’s eyes. He looked and saw that the mountain was covered with horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

When the Arameans came against him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, “Please strike this nation with blindness.” So He struck them with blindness, according to Elisha’s word. Then Elisha said to them, “This is not the way, and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will take you to the man you’re looking for.” And he led them to Samaria. When they entered Samaria, Elisha said, “Lord, open these men’s eyes and let them see.” So the Lord opened their eyes. They looked and discovered they were in Samaria. (2 Kings 6:17-20)

God opens our eyes, and He blinds us to what He doesn’t want us to see. But it is always for His purpose, not ours. We don’t get to see when we want and turn aside when we don’t. And visual sight is not the only sight He gives us or takes away. We can trust Him to highlight or downplay what is around us. We can trust Him to guide our journeys in His wisdom so that we share in His wisdom and experience His presence. But we can also put on our own blinders or put something under a microscope He doesn’t intend for us to miss or focus on in a season or situation.

Let Him open your eyes or blind you today. He will likely do both.

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