More Tears For My Wife

More Tears For My Wife

I read Mark Batterson’s new book The Circle Maker and felt the Lord told me to spend 100 hours in prayer over the next five months.  That’s a lot of hours, so I started praying for things to pray about.

I felt like I needed to pray for my wife’s chronic dry eye problems.  It gives her a headache nearly everyday.

I started praying but this thought came into my head: Joel, her grandma had dry eyes, her aunt has dry eyes – it runs in her family.  It’s just the way things are.

I nearly crossed that off my list rather than face disappointment, but today I was quoting Psalm 103 to myself.  I got to this part:

Bless the LORD, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits-
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases

Will God give my wife’s dry eyes more tears?  I don’t know.  He gets to decide how he gets the most glory.  But I’ll tell you this:  He can do it if he wants.  So I’m going to pray like heaven for the next 100 hours and trust that God knows what he’s doing.

I started thinking (and maybe you should too) – Are there any areas in my life where I’ve resigned myself to things being as they are?  Maybe it’s time to get on your knees and start fighting for some change…