Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank. – Acts 9:8-9
In Numbers 22-24 Balak, the king of Moab, was threatened by God’s people. So he hired Balaam to curse them so that he could then defeat them. Balaam attempted to curse God’s people three times and each time God caused him to bless the nation. Balak was of course very frustrated; his plans for harm instead brought good to his enemies!
God caused blindness so that Saul could really see! Sometimes God’s children need to go through difficulties to be able to really see God. We would normally think of blindness as bad, but in Paul’s case God uses it for good! We also see God thwart evil plans and instead use them for good. Paul will later go on to say in his letter to the Romans that “God uses all things for good”. Pray that God would thwart evil plans and instead use them for good! Pray that each time they “try to curse” or destroy others that instead it would bring about a blessing! Pray that evil plans for tearing down would instead build up! Plans of death would instead bring life! Plans of hatred would instead bring love! Pray that God would bring about frustration and that in the frustration (like the King) that they would see the hand of God not allowing it and instead surrender to his will and ways.
- Sovereign over us Aaron Keyes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EufaligPigU
- I surrender – Hillsong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFORjUcHkKU
- I surrender – Kim Walker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSgn-nmBpNY