Prophetic Word Reveals How Jesus Wants You to See Your Problems

by | Dec 19, 2018 | Blogs, Prophetic Insight

This morning, the Lord gave me a prophetic word and very clear picture of a powerful tool. I had been talking to Him about a very difficult situation. My mind was running with images of the situation when suddenly Jesus stepped in front of me, blocking my view of the problem. His glory filled my vision, and though I knew the painful issue was behind Him, I couldn’t see it.

He smiled at me, eyes fixed on mine, holding my attention. Then He said, “This is how you must view your problems—through My glory. These trials are sent by the enemy to capture every ounce of your attention. They fight to maneuver themselves in front of you, in order to shift your focus away from Me. The enemy knows that if you’re consumed and overwhelmed by what you see, he’ll have an entryway to your thought processes. He wants to smother you in the angst of what you see. But you were created for a higher way.

“Set Me before your eyes. Let Me be the barrier between you and the problem. Look to Me, and then through the light of My glory, you’ll see the trial with heavenly clarity. Filter every situation through the screen of My goodness, power, love and divinity. When My glory fills your vision, nothing is able to distort your view. Circumstances must not be allowed the opportunity to lord themselves over you. Though trials may factually be present, they must not be allowed to consume your vision. See Me standing in front of you. Look through My glory, and you will see these problems through the light of truth. It is only when the light of truth has penetrated deep into your being that you will see with my perspective.”

We view our slight, short-lived troubles in the light of eternity. We see our difficulties as the substance that produces for us an eternal, weighty glory far beyond all comparison, because we don’t focus our attention on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but the unseen realm is eternal. {eoa}

Gretchen Rodriguez co-authored Prayers on Fire 365 Days Praying the Psalms, The Divine Romance: 365 Days Meditating on the Song of Songs and Ever-Present Love: 365 Days Discovering Jesus in the Gospels, with Brian Simmons. (All three books published by BroadStreet Publishing.) She is a writer, dancer and ballet teacher. Her heart burns with one main message: intimacy with Jesus and discovering the reality of His presence. She and her husband invested nine years as missionaries in Puerto Rico, along with their three daughters, and now make Redding, California, their home. You can find Gretchen here: gretchenrodriguez.com

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