I was reading in Genesis this morning and came across the story of Hagar and Ishmael in the desert. Ishmael was dying of thirst. Hagar left him under a bush and walked a couple hundred metres away because she couldn’t stand to watch him die. “Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water.”
Isn’t that just the way it is with us. So determined are we to live life on our own terms that we drive ourselves into a desert-life. Psalm 63 - “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”
And then God opens our eyes to His stream of living water. Notice God didn’t create for Hagar something that wasn’t there before. He simply opened her eyes to something that had been there all along.
Ah Lord God, open my eyes so that I’m aware of Your presence all day long.