Seeing Clearly — 10 Comments

  1. So true Janis; God doesn’t promise the absence of pain or even failure, however He is always watching over us because He does not slumber or sleep! 🙂 Our God never grows weak or weary, but rather He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. He is always awake, always aware, and always watching over His children.

    Praying He continues to watch over you and give you strength through your recovery,

  2. Janis – Praying that our God brings healing & removes the obstacle – both physically & spiritually 🙂 May He give your eyes clear vision. Eyesight truly is a precious gift. Praying today that He restores sight to your eyes. He has a good track record of doing that so I truly believe He is able!!!!

  3. This is an apt analogy, Janis. I’m sorry for the shadow in your crisp, new vision. I’m taking your advice to heart–holding onto the rainbow of Jesus.

  4. I’m hoping that your *dark crescent* will clear up sooner than a year, my friend. But what a great lesson you have taught through this experience. I immediately thought of this verse:

    “Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.” (1 Corinthians 13:12, NLT)

    C. S. Lewis called this life the Shadowlands – and I think that he’s absolutely right. Everything is diminished by the dark crescent of sin. And yes, I am like you – I all too often focus on the dark, and forget to look at the colors.


    (And, such a fun *blast from the past* with the song!! I love friends from my generation – LOL!)

  5. Hi Janis, Great blog, related to much of it. Sorry your eye op was not as good as you had first hoped. In that and all things, what a blessing that Our Lord is with us in the dark places and vallies as well as the bright mountain tops. I like Sharon’s reference to Shadowlands and like her and you I tend to focus on the dark and forget to look at the colours. Like that song too.

  6. I like that song too. And yes, we have our trials going through this world. Being able to see clearly is something we all long for. I’m sorry the vision isn’t what you hoped for.

    blessings and love,

  7. Hi Janis! Wow, you have been through a lot lately. I am so glad you went through surgery so well, but sorry for that dark spot? I have not heard of that before; but I was in the OR for those surgeries, not post op stuff. The good news is that it will go away.

    Loved the segue into the life in faith. Beautiful writing. Right down to the ‘refocus’. So true, I need to do that almost daily! But like your vision, I need to stress what is good, not what is less than I expect. God will bring it all to fullness in his time. We wait for his healing. So I will pray for your patience and joy in the new colors you see 🙂

  8. Janis, you must return and request a specialist if only to bring you comfort. I am glad you are viewing colors better and that your spiritual vision is also focused on Jesus. I go back to my specialist in two weeks, as my second eye is taking longer to heal, but is getting better daily.
    Thank you for sharing with us here at “Tell Me a Story.”

  9. Janis, there is a great deal of truth in what you say here. We should pray regularly to see clearly because there are so many things that can distort our perspective and vision.

    I pray that your surgery heals quickly and you don’t suffer from these nasty side effects for long.

    Thanks for linking up at Essential Fridays.
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions & Connect With God