When I was a kid, I did a lot of troubleshooting. No, I didn’t call it that back then, but I did it. When I was faced with a problem like a ball stuck on a roof, I would think through possible solutions until one presented itself. Sometimes, I would do foolish things to solve the problem. Usually, those foolish things included throwing other things on the roof to get the ball down. I would through other balls, bats, gloves, and bases hoping that something would tap the ball. However, this usually meant that I still had something on the roof that I had to get down!
Most of the time, the answer for such problems didn’t come to me when I was frustrated and filled with thoughts of the problem. The answer came when I stepped back and took a new look with fresh eyes.
God invites us to look at our lives with fresh eyes. He says, “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:19) In Christ, there is hope. In Christ, we discover that God is doing new things in our lives. He invites us to see those new things that He is doing.
What about your life? Can you see the new thing God is doing in your life through Jesus? Troubleshooting involves finding new ways to see old problems. It requires fresh eyes. Sometimes, we just can’t see what needs to be done because we are too close to the situation. We need Christ’s view. Does this describe you? Is it time to look at the struggles of your life with some fresh eyes? That is one of the things that Jesus does. He takes us a step away from our struggles so that we can see them clearly. He takes us a step away from our struggles so that we can see hope – so we can see His answers.
Do you need to step back today? Let Jesus show you from a different point of view those struggles that have you discouraged. Let Him, through His Word, speak a fresh perspective regarding your life. There is hope. We find it as we see through His eyes.
Something to think about,
This is beautifully written. It is something for me to pray about. Thank you.