A Blind Dog
"And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you." — 1 Peter 5:10
Marty, a friend of mine, shared with me just yesterday that his aging dog was stricken with blindness and that he has learned numerous great lessons from his aging and blind friend. Today when he takes his friend for a walk, he walks a little closer, more cautiously, and reacts more actively to gentle tugs on the leash. There are many lessons this blind friend teaches him on every walk. The value and importance of a relationship between you and a friend. The need for direction from a guide who can see down the road of life when you fail to see the steps you need to take. How trials create an opportunity for your reliance, dependence, trust, and faith where it did not exist before. And that although trials may come our way, there is a God of all grace who wants to show you the way. The remarkable lessons, and so simple and true. Today trust your Master a little more. Walk closer, more cautiously and react more actively to the tugs and he will "restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you."
DO THIS: Walk closer, until you feel the Master's touch.
PRAYER: God, my trials are weighing me down. As they drive me toward you, help me to see the hope down the road I'm walking. Guide me. I need your direction, touch, and gentle supportive hand.