“And we all, who with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” —2 Corinthians 3:18
One thing you can bank on is that when you look in a mirror, it will not lie to you! If your hair looks nice, you’ll see it! Conversely, if you have spinach in your teeth, you’ll see that, too (hopefully before anyone else does, right). A new wrinkle? Yep. There it is.
2 Corinthians gives us some great news about our spiritual “mirror,” however … as we grow in Christ, our reflection becomes less like ourselves and more like Jesus!
What happens when your mirror gets cracked by life’s devastating circumstances — shattered by sickness … a broken marriage … the actions of a rebellious child? In the same way a crack in your bathroom or car mirror can limit your view of yourself, brokenness in your life can limit your view of Christ.
In these times, your goal should be to restore that view! This is more important than fixing your circumstances (which most of the time, you can’t anyway). As you put Christ first, He’ll use your circumstances for good. Here are some steps to take to repair a cracked spiritual mirror.
- Confess sin that is blocking your intimacy with Christ. “I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,’ and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.” (Psalm 32:5)
- Ask Him for stronger faith. Make your prayer, “I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24)
- Pray for strength while you wait on the Lord. “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)
As your trust and faith in the Lord is strengthened, your mirror will begin to reflect the image of Christ again; regardless of what is happening with those difficult circumstances, you’ll find peace and hope. You’ll be empowered to move forward each day.
My prayer this week—Lord, I want to be more like you! Even in the times when my circumstances have cracked my ability to see your Son clearly, help me draw close! Help me overcome with your power and strength. You are faithful! I thank you for your love and care over my life.