In a recent devotional I read the following,/This time look at your circumstances with the eyes of faith/[Anne Cates] This time which implies that the last we did not,look at our circumstances with the eye of faith. In
failing to do this we are no better than the unbelievers,who speak of bad luck,good luck.Consider if you are a Christian,that God your loving Heavenly Father is watching over you His child.nothing happens to His children that is outside his control.We can only appreciate this by faith,not
by our own understanding,our own understanding can so often be flawed,
and is only partial.Saul, Israels first king fell into the trap,of leaning on his own understanding by offering a sacrifice,which was against Gods word.[Deuteronomy12 v5-14]. Saul was under pressure,so he took matters into his own hands,later on, he again acted contrary to Gods word again [1 Samuel 15],both times he violated Gods commands. He failed to trust and obey.Whatever pressure we be may be under,whatever our circumstances are,the way forward is always by faith.We do not ignore our circumstances
,they are what they are,in God providence,and that same providence,can change everything for good in a moment.
Dear God help us by your grace to look at our circumstances by faith,
in Jesus name Amen.