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Aid Me


Physically I am nearsighted and have been from a young age. I need prescription lenses to see afar off and can't do it on my own accord without aid. I look at a distance, and everything becomes a blurred mess. Thank God for those magnifiers because without them, I would not be able to drive safely, identify people and situations afar off, and be plagued with tension headaches. However, on more than a few occasions, I have helped people locate something challenging to find, and a compliment about my "good eyes" would follow. Sometimes out loud and many times and my head, I would say, "Well…I am wearing glasses".


This dynamic has me think about those in our lives that seem to be good at seeing and comprehending the spiritual world all around us and applying the wisdom of God. They/We do not see these things because we have such good spiritual insight on our own.

We walk through these situations gracefully with God's help, which enables our inner senses to comprehend and discern what is and what needs to be addressed.

How many times have we asked God to enable us to see and comprehend the things in our lives? If you haven't, I know I have many times wondering what I am supposed to do or who I was trying to be. The question of who I was didn't come from a place of missing identity but a place of expectation of growth. (We should always find our identity in Christ.) I was desiring a vision of who He was developing and nurturing me to be. The challenges and doors set before me were things I couldn't see the person I was then accomplishing. It would need a more assertive, humbler, wiser, more loving, more enduring me to be competent and thrive in the task ahead, and I wanted to be empowered through God's enablement.



If we want to walk through this life empowered with the clarity of vision to judge those things close up and far away accurately, we need God to enable us to see. Unlike myself, I have encountered many who didn't need the assistance of visual aid until later in adulthood, and they wrestle with the fact that they need help to see things now. For me, it is a way of life. If I want to see clearly at any distance, I need to wear my lens. However, for many independent, I can do it myself, mindset Christians we can grapple with that fact we need God's assistance to see. We need Him to show us who we are and where we are and what we should look like down the road. It is absurd to refuse the visual aid in the physical when needed, and it is just as senseless and vain to do so spiritually. Let us humbly receive from God all the help we need to comprehend what is going on around us and in us. May we draw from the Source of All and receive what we need to walk as Christians: children, servants, friends, and ambassadors of Christ.


Lord, thank You for being the Source of all the things we need and not withholding them from us. Help us humbly and boldly come to you to walk through this life as only You can empower us to do in Jesus Name Amen.


Exercise your right to talk to God.

We are reminded over and over in the word of God that He is there, faithful, willing, and listening. We must set aside pride and the lies that tell us that we are expected to figure it out and do it alone. As His creation and children, God is interested and everything that has to do with you and wants to empower you in your situation to live through it with provision, peace, joy, and triumph.

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This is so thoughtfully written. I like the comparison of needing to ask God for spiritual sight as in needing to wear glasses to see better!

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Avis Sparks
Avis Sparks
Feb 27, 2021
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Glad you enjoyed the devotion. I am constantly reminded to utilize His aid especially when the headaches come.

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Love your comparison of the physical and spiritual vision! I too wear glasses and am nearsighted:) But I'm grateful that with God's help I can see both in the physical and spiritual realm. Thank your for your words! Stephanie

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Avis Sparks
Avis Sparks
Feb 27, 2021
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Great. Nice to hear from you Stephanie. I am grateful that He does not leave us with blurred vision and constantly reminds us that He has the wisdom and answers to what it around us and even in us.

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