“I have heard You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You;” (NASB) I read this verse this week through sighs of stress as I drowned in homework. I really only picked up my devotional so that I could inwardly feel better. Like the bible as medicine for my inward turmoil. But I didn’t expect much else.
So I opened to this verse and prayed over it, and tried to really take it in, like what Jeremiah says in Jer. 15:16 “Your words were found and I ate them, and Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart;..” (NASB)
It was really good and I was impressed that this verse existed, so I looked at the verse reference, and saw that Job had said this. Now I’m not a bible genius, but I noticed that he’s not saying this in chapter 1 verse 1 where his life is still roses and dandelions. He’s saying this in chapter 42, after his sufferings.
In sufferings it's easy to come to God for a solution. In my case it was for a feeling of rest in the midst of my stress. But the goal is not relief from a situation. It is "But now my eye sees You."
My prayer shouldn't be "Lord save me from this" as much as it is "Lord use this to show me You. Lord Jesus, I love You. I've heard You but Lord, I want to see You." He is our goal.