“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV
Many of you are aware of that. The things that are seen are in chaos. It is not much of an exaggeration to say our entire world has been flipped upside-down.
But could this be the very means by which God turns things right-side-up?
I will never ascribe to any theology that “blames” the current pandemic and its fallout on God. It is the thief who comes to kill, steal, and destroy; Jesus came to give us full, abundant lives (see John 10:10). But God is always a Redeemer, and what the enemy means for evil, He will ALWAYS use for good.
And I sense an awful lot of good happening amongst the things that are unseen.
There are tons of prophetic words “out there” and all kinds of people adding their two-cents regarding what they see God doing behind the scenes—some of it bears witness with what I sense myself, some of it not so much—but that’s the beauty of the Body of Christ. We all see from the perspective of our unique placement within the Body. While some may have a higher degree of accuracy and may be more dialed into God’s heart and timing than others—there is almost always something good to be gleaned from anyone who is sincerely seeking Him.
In fact, that is one of the amazingly good things I personally see right now: There are a LOT of people sincerely seeking Him.
Those who seek Him, find Him—and that is never a bad thing.
Beloved, the things we are experiencing now are difficult—for some they are VERY difficult—but they are also temporary.
“We view our slight and short-lived troubles in the light of eternity. We see our difficulties as the substance that produces for us an eternal weighty glory far beyond all comparison.” -2 Cor. 4:17 TPT
Don’t allow this window of time—this opportunity, really—to be wasted. Don’t come out of it unchanged. Ask Him to open your eyes to the unseen. Ask Him to let these challenges produce within you an eternal and weighty of glory far beyond all comparison.
“I am convinced that any suffering we endure is less than nothing compared to the magnitude of glory that is about to be unveiled within us.” -Romans 8:18 TPT
Lord, please, fix our eyes on the things that are unseen. Let our focus be on the things that are eternal—the ever-expanding beauty and glory of Your unfailing and unfading Kingdom. ~Amen
I hear Him saying: Be still and know I am God.