If you hold a nickel close enough to your eye you block out the sun. Though the sun is trillions and trillions of times bigger, that small nickel can darken your perspective.
When facing the “nickels” of life, we often allow the “momentary troubles” to block out the great power of God in our lives. Paul wrote that our “light afflictions,” our “momentary troubles” are achieving an eternal glory that far outweighs all the troubles. So we fix our eyes NOT on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal,” (2 Cor. 4:16-18). Am I holding up the “nickels” of life that distort my view of God, or do I see God’s ability to work in and through all of life’s troubles.
Be challenged to shake off any negative thinking and perspective and rest in the truth of God’s sovereign power. Be blessed today as you take on a new vision of your momentary affections.
Father in Heaven, restore my vision in your purpose and power. Change me through troubles that you may receive all the glory and praise. In the powerful name of Jesus I pray, Amen.