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Monday, October 8, 2012

Impaired Vision


I have had my share of contact lens mishaps in the past, mostly minor stuff, things that make my husband shake his head (I would say in amusement but I think it's more in bewilderment) Things I have done... I have put the wrong lens in the wrong eye. You would think I would notice right away but I don't. I have gone an entire day with the len's reversed more than once. I have also managed to put two len's in the same eye....don't even ask how I did that and occasionally I may have trouble getting a lens out...then it's hubby to the rescue.

Had one such event the other night, I had a terrible time getting one of the contacts out. I messed with it until I irritated my eye so much that I needed to take a contact break for a couple of days. That means it's glasses for me because not only can't I see anything close without some correction, I now also need correction for distance.  Not being able to wear contacts makes putting on makeup a real challenge in the morning...but I made the attempts. I would look into the mirror and see a blurred image of myself, more than a little frustrating, but as soon as I put on my glasses things were clear.

You have to know where I am going with this, it's something that the Lord has been reminding me of for the last several weeks and I was reminded once again as I looked into that blurred image in the mirror. I don't always see things clearly, I don't always understand, I don't know what God is doing behind the scenes. My vision is impaired.

But here are some of the things I do know....I know that God is sovereign and that he is faithful and that I can trust him in all things....no matter what my "eyes" are seeing

10 comments:

Sandy said...

You make me think twice about getting contacts now! lol. I do think I will just stick with my glasses though. And, yes, it's beyond wonderful that we have a Father we can trust no matter what we can or can't see.

Debbie said...

Oh as a fellow contact lens wearer I can totally relate, haha. And you have made a wonderful analogy here. God is indeed sovereign, and faithful! Have a good week!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I miss being able to wear contacts, but I'm thankful for glasses that allow me to see clearly. What a wonderful analogy ... even though it appears that we're seeing clearly, we cannot trust what our "eyes" are seeing.

Debbie Petras said...

Yesterday morning I was having my quiet time. Unbeknownst to me, I put on my glasses for long distances. I was trying to read and having a hard time. I thought 'wow, I really need to get my eyes examined.' But then I realized I was wearing the wrong glasses. What a difference it made when I took them off and put on the right ones.

We don't see clearly this side of heaven. But I know I'm learning to trust Him even if I don't understand everything.

I loved this post!

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Amen...my devotional was on His sovereignty this morning, something I need to be reminded of...because my eyesight right now is so short, and yet His holds the future

Nancy said...

Your post is certainly applicable to my life right now...I certainly don't understand some of the things that have happened recently and don't know what is ahead but just as you have said I trust our heavenly Father even when I can't see the way....

NanaNor's said...

Amen, wonderful post and such truth!
Have a blessed evening.
Noreen

Marla and Steve said...

This is a great, humbling post. I struggle with always trying to "see" what God is doing in my life instead of just letting go.

Linda Primmer said...

Wonderful post.....Thanks for sharing. Blessings to you. I am your newest follower. Have a wonderful week.

Leslie said...

a very apt analogy... thank you.