I?ve got an appointment to see an eye doctor today. I?m long over due for an eye exam and some new contacts. Finally getting around to doing that. While I was out for a run this morning, I began thinking about my “spiritual eye sight”.
I can be so spiritually short-sighted. It?s so easy for me to get caught up in a few things that aren?t going as planned and lose sight of all that God has done and is currently doing. When this shift happens, my heart moves from gratitude to expectation…as if God owes me something. I begin to internalize thoughts like “Where are you God?” or even worse, “What have you done for me recently?”
Psalm 77 has a lot to say about this issue. In the first half of the psalm, the writer expresses his feelings of abandonment, but in verse 10 it takes a turn.??
10 Then I thought, “To this I will appeal: the years of the right hand of the Most High.”
11 I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I wll remember your miracles of long ago.
12 I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.
??As I refocus on the big picture and remember the past, I?m overwhelmed at all God has done. He?s been faithful time after time. I need to get better about remembering God?s faithfulness.