It’s possible to be so concerned about the crises of the moment that you miss the obvious solutions that are staring you in the face! More specifically, I know that I sometimes get so caught up in the challenges I face that I miss hearing what God is saying. This is where Mary Magdalene found herself (John 20:14)… in her grief, she didn’t see Jesus, even though he was standing right in front of her. It was only when he called out her name that she finally recognized it was him!
Lord, like Mary, I know I sometimes focus so much on what’s going on and what needs to get done that I miss seeing You and what You are doing in the situation. I pray that this year will be different though. Please call out my name every time. Please open my eyes that I may see and recognize You in every situation I face. And in seeing You, help me to know exactly what to do. AMEN