GENESIS 21 IN FOCUS
”19Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water”
THINK ABOUT IT:
What do you do in troubling times?
Who is your best friend?
How do you face the hurdles of life?
what do you look at most?; what do you see in what you look?
She had been sacked from where she was having comfort. Her hope for great inheritance had been shuttered. She was in a wilderness without any hope of surviving. She could not just look at her beloved son dying.
Sometimes, we meet the vicissitudes of life in a more hard way. Least do we plan to meet situations that can change our thoughts to the path of trauma and death.
We fight life hurdles to the very atom of our strength but to no avail. All available options from the suggestions of friends and well wishes are tried but situations keep escalating.
There is always a panacea. Hagar faced a very traumatic moment of life. Water is life as said, but, Hagar and her son was without it. When the going became tough, she gave up. (read 21: 16). We have a God who is still in the business of hearing our cries. He heard the cry of the boy and he still do hear and answer the cry of his children. ‘ and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” Psalm 50:15
Sometimes, certain things may be very close to us but we may still be searching for them. The very antidotes may be just behind us but we may be worrying ourselves seeking for it elsewhere. Has something been in your palm and you’ve still been searching for it before?
So many people look but few people see. Beseech the very presence of God and He is able to let you see wondrous things. Solutions to the aged life hurdles may be just at your doorstep but you may always be looking at it until you see it.
May the grace of the Lord help you not only to look but to see.
PONDER: DON’T JUST LOOK BUT SEE; WITHIN THE THINGS YOU LOOK LAY THE THINGS YOU CAN SEE.
Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift or firm remain?
We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Stedfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love.