“Ah, my lord, what will we do now?” Then Elisha prayed. “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened his servant’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire. II Kings 6: 15b, 17, NLT
I was released not too long ago from an employer I have worked for for over twenty-three years. And as I think about the bills that lie sprawled across my desk, and all the other financial responsibilities I currently have, my fears are getting the best of me regarding how I will manage without my job.
But like Elisha’s servant, I’ve got to open my eyes. I’ve got to open my eyes and see that God will provide for me, even in the midst of my unemployment. I’ve got to open my eyes and see that even though my job situation has changed, God has not changed. I’ve got to open my eyes and remember that if God has taken care of me in times past, he’ll continue to take care of me right now. Yes, I’m afraid as I look around at my present circumstances, but if I just continue to trust and pray, I know God can take care of me if I open my eyes.
Aspiring writer, are you facing a major challenge today on your journey to write for publication that seems insurmountable when you look at from your perspective? Then ask God to open your eyes.
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Aspiring writer’s prayer: Father, when I can’t always see clearly how you will help me deal with the challenges I face on the journey to write for publication, open my eyes.