I woke up to fog this morning. Though the mountains are just beyond the trees, they’re not clearly visible.
Sometimes our spiritual vision becomes unclear. We believe God is there, yet our feelings tempt us to doubt His presence or His purpose in our present trial. Saul knew a little about clouded vision.
As a matter of fact the day he met Jesus, he was blinded by a bright light and knocked off his high horse. Quite humbling for a leading pharisee who thought he was doing God’s bidding.
Three days later the scales fell off his eyes as he was healed and renamed Paul; and commissioned by the LORD to preach the gospel to the Gentiles. Years later this great apostle of God wrote these words of encouragement to believers of the early church. They still speak to us today.
Our present troubles are quite small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see right now; rather we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever. (2 Cor. 4:17-18 NLT).
We may not understand our trials, but we do know they are temporary. They shall pass. One day all will be made clear. May God give us spiritual clarity of mind and heart as we choose God’s eternal perspective.