I am blind. Well not really but it often feels that way. My vision is really bad, like I’m legally blind. On a particular Sunday morning I was late to my church’s morning worship service. I know, shame on me I’m a pastor. I was behind on one too many things that morning, and as if that day wasn’t bad enough, right in the middle of trying to finish up some labels that needed to be printed, my glasses broke.
You see most of the year, I had been wearing glasses because I couldn’t afford to get new contacts (or was too lazy to get them), and these glasses had definitely seen better days. They looked like they could tell you stories of Vietnam. I kept on trying to work, even though I can’t see past an inch from my face, and I started to get angry.
I started to look for some tape. No tape. Then I found some super glue, and it wasn’t working, the glue wasn’t so super after all…I’m sorry, forgive me, moving on. Nothing was working, and I couldn’t function. For those of us who have sight, losing it is the worst. Why? Because our eyes are how we interact with the world. Without them, it’s a whole new world, and we have no clue on how to navigate it.
Many of us are living without vision in our walk with Jesus. We don’t know what anything looks like, we have no faith to see, and we don’t know where we want to go. God has called us to live with faith as our sight, and when we can’t or won’t believe in what He can do in us and around us, we are walking around blind, and it can get frustrating! Just like I couldn’t do anything right and my attitude became sour, we can become pessimistic and empty without trusting in God. It’s not easy but when we put our trust in Him, especially for the things we don’t know or understand, He will take care of us.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;”
Proverbs 3:5 NIV