Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him. John 9:3 NASB
The disciples saw a man that was blind. They asked why he was born that way. The thought was that at some point the man or his parents sinned and his blindness was punishment for that sin.
Jesus changed their way of thinking. It wasn’t about what had happened or why it happened, but what can happen as a result.
When we deal with hard issues, we like to blame or come up with a reason that puts it in a nice box. The issue is, that is always looking backward.
Jesus wants us to look forward. What can come about because of this? The answer is that God can be glorified!
What if every problem was looked at this way? Your current situation, or what is happening in the world, can all point to giving God glory!
What if every Believer used this language? What if every Believer looked at life and whatever was happening and prayed, “how can You receive glory from this Lord?”
Pray that the way you look at things, the good and the bad, become conduits for God’s glory!
It’s all about Him! He deserves all the glory! And you get to be a part of that…today and tomorrow!
Father, help me to see You in every situation. Help me to look for all the ways that You can receive glory!