You have lost your sparkle
The phrase “the eyes are the window to the soul” do not come from the Bible. They were written by Shakespeare. Never- the- less, the phrase is true.
Restore the sparkle to my eyes or I will die.
Psalm 13:3 (NLT)
We can tell much about a person by looking in their eyes. As I walk with people on their journey, I look first in their eyes.
The eyes of many these days have lost their sparkle.
I see sorrow or fear or deep hopelessness. Many are on the verge of giving up.
The writer of Psalm 13 feels like God has forgotten him. Has God turned his back on him?
He writes, I can’t feel His presence. I can’t hear His voice.
I don’t know how to connect with Him today.
Many Psalms reflect this pattern.
They begin with honesty about how it is for the writer on the inside.
They pour out their fears, their hurts, their disappointment and even their rage .
Perhaps, all the writer can do is shed tears.
We become still.
We hear only one side of the conversation between God and David.
We don’t hear God’s words but we see David change.
David wrestles with his dark thoughts and emotions day after day.
Depressed and full of sorrow, his heart aches.
But he doesn’t give up.
He keeps crying out .
In spite of the hopelessness; in spite of the raw emotion, David writes the following:
I choose to trust in Your unfailing love
My heart will again rejoice in Your salvation
Even now I choose to sing praise to You
You have been good to me
From anguish and despair and asking impossible questions, David moves to a place of trust, joy and song.
I think the sparkle returned to his eyes.
What would I see in your eyes today?
Take time to talk to God today.
Pour out your heart and let him restore your sparkle.