Grace Period

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Holy Ophthalmologist

Sometimes in life our vision can become blurred. Usually when that happens we make an appointment with the eye doctor for diagnosis and treatment which may include surgery. But what about those times when our spiritual vision becomes blurred or cloudy?

This can happen as a result of sorrow, sickness, or even sin in our life. What do we do? Where can we turn? There is a wonderful place to go when our spiritual and/or emotional vision is impaired. It is the Word of God.

David said in Psalm 19:8 that “the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.” God’s Word will never lead you wrong. You can depend on His holy commandments to steer you in the right direction, and even perform vision correction.

The commandment of the Lord is pure, and that means He will lead you to pure things. When you do not know what to do, or which way to go, the Scriptures can give you direction if you will heed them. The Word of God can help you discern between the pure things and impure things. If the decision is something that might lead you toward deceptive or impure thoughts, motives, or actions, then you can be sure that it is not the Lord leading you in that direction. If the decision is between two things that both seem pure, allow the Word of God speak to your heart. Do not impose upon the text your own “interpretation,” but simply let the Holy Spirit impress upon your heart the application of God’s Word. And then obey. He makes no mistakes.

And when you know you aren’t “seeing” things like you should. Whether it’s interpersonal relationships, or even your spiritual relationship with the Lord that seems out of focus, the Word of God can detect and correct that, too. We may smugly say, “Well, I just don’t see it that way.” Honestly, that may be part of the problem! Allow the Word of God to “enlighten your eyes.” God’s Word has a way of helping us to see what is most important in this life, and in the life to come. It helps us to focus on what really matters – the eternal.

Lord, thank You for Your Holy Word that was inspired and preserved for us that we might know You, and see Your will accomplished in our hearts and lives. Give us the honesty and faith we need to hear, heed and apply Your Word to our thoughts, speech, and actions every day. Amen.

Posted 234 weeks ago