There is more to life than meets the ordinary eye. There are two kinds of truth: sense-knowledge truth and divine-revelation truth. They are usually opposed to each other. We have the eyes of the body and the eyes of faith. The eyes of the body cannot see beyond facts; it takes the eyes of faith to have a special insight into the revealed truth. Those with a scientific frame of mind will not believe unless they see and touch. We live by faith when we recognise our union with Jesus Christ in the Spirit. Those who are controlled by divine-revelation truth are the people that examine all things in the light of God’s Word. On the other hand, we live by sight when we give all our attention to the physical, which is temporary. When you are controlled by sense-knowledge truth, you will be controlled by what you see, what you hear, what others tell you or what your situation looks like. When the eyes of our body focus on what our situation has to say, we begin to see danger and impossibilities. Many have changed the course of the history of their lives through the inability to see beyond their immediate circumstances.

If Job were to look at his afflictions, he would have yielded to the advice of his close relations to curse God. If Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego were to look at the burning furnace, they would have changed their confession for fear of being roasted (Daniel 3:13-23). Your situation does not surprise God because He has the solution. God gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the debt of your situation, to bring you back into His full fellowship. Jesus Christ has paid the price of total healing, redemption and victory. Therefore, keep your focus! Identify your source! When you are faced with difficult situations, do not fret; have a look of faith to the Cross, where the victory has been provided freely.

As Christians, let us maintain the rightful focus. If you believe God for possibilities out of impossibilities, say this prayer: “Lord Jesus, give me the grace to continue to dwell in You and follow You both in good times and hard times! Give me the grace to keep the rightful focus when faced with difficult situations, because in every situation You are still saying something!”