If You Could See What I See

Saturday afternoon, I was sitting outside on my screened-in porch, enjoying the beautiful day. The sky was blue with a few fluffy white clouds, and there was a nice breeze keeping it nice and cool. As I looked out on my patio, I noticed the pops of turquoise I recently added, and how it looked against the deep burgundy of my coleus plants and the lush green of my ferns. It was so peaceful, especially with the fountain running and the music from the wind chimes.

I found myself thanking the Lord for my eyesight, and allowing me to enjoy my beautiful surroundings. My eyesight isn’t perfect, and it requires the help of glasses when I want to see off in the distance, but it is so much better than some, and I’m grateful for what I have.

While looking at the vibrant colors, I started thinking about those who are color-blind. How would I ever describe how vibrant and vivid the color turquoise is to someone who has never experienced it? That led me down a rabbit hole of wondering if my version of turquoise is the same as what others see. What if the color I see and know as red, is pink to someone else? Does it really matter?

Other than being able to recognize that green means go, and red means stop at a stop light, the actual shade doesn’t matter much. As long as you know that the light on top means stop, and the one on bottom means go, does it really matter about the color?

There are times when my eyes aren’t enough. I can only see what is in front of me, and that doesn’t always paint a complete picture. I am limited in what I can see, so the circumstances can look bleak. But, what if we could see what the Lord can see?

Can you imagine struggling with marital issues, and wondering how things will ever work out between you and your spouse? You’ve gone to counseling, and you’ve tried date nights, but everything seems to end in an argument. While you can only see what is in front of you, the Lord could see you in 5 years celebrating your anniversary as a loving couple.

I know of several people who are going through medical problems, and the doctors don’t ever seem to have good news. While they are struggling to find a cure, keep a good outlook, and pray that the Lord has mercy on them or a loved one, it can be scary. But, if they could see that the Lord sees them healthy and cured down the road, the sickness would be a whole lot more bearable.

2 Kings 6:15-17

15 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked. 16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Put yourself in the servant’s shoes. You look around with your earthly eyes, and all you can see is an army getting ready to descend on you. But, Elisha knew better. He knew that the Lord was with them, and had everything under control. He could have tried to explain to the servant, but the servant probably wouldn’t have believed him since there was no evidence that what he said was true. So, Elisha asked the Lord to open his eyes so that he could see what the Lord was doing. When the servant’s eyes were opened, can you imagine his shock and delight at seeing horses and chariots of fire ready to protect them?

I don’t know what you are going through, but we all have struggles. Pray for your eyes to be opened so that you might “see” what the Lord has planned for you. I hope it will feel you with shock and delight to see that the Lord is already at work for you.

To God Goes The Glory!

Have A Blessed Day!

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  1. I am apartment bound and live alone. However I have three big windows, which I am grateful to see the trees and the change of seasons here in MN. Thank you for your inspiring messages.

  2. Debra Lyons says:

    I appreciate your posts very much; not only the fashion, but most importantly your Bible verses. I just signed up for your emails and read your post from today “What I See”.
    Thank you for not being afraid to speak and celebrate the Word of God. We need more of that.

  3. Cynthia Romine says:

    Amen. Thank you.

  4. What an encouraging word!! May all of us have our eyes opened to see the Lord’s hand at work on our behalf!

  5. Another good one!! I really enjoy reading your Sunday Bible lesson Or definitely things to think about. They are always so real and relevant to daily life. Sometimes when I read a Bible verse I have trouble relating it to everyday life.
    Thanks again.

  6. Thank you Tania for these messages about things we take for granted and are blessings!

  7. This is an excellent lesson! I’ve recently been through the most challenging times of my adult life and I have been now blessed with easier days. My faith in Him has helped me through. Have a wonderful Sunday!

  8. Deborah Leggett says:

    This is so true! Twenty four years ago I lost my husband. Life was very scary for me. I couldn’t imagine ever being happy again. God had a plan though, and if you had told me what my life would be like now I would have laughed. Hod carried me through my most difficult days and has blessed me beyond measure. He is a wonderful God!

  9. Sue McKamely says:

    Tania, thank you for your Sunday messages. Always very thought-provoking and inspiring!

  10. Dana Smithmier says:

    What a wonderful message🙏

  11. Beautiful message and wise reminder. Thank you Tania.

  12. Thank you for this much needed word.
    God bless you!

  13. Anita Gaulf says:

    Thank you Tania! Great words for my current status in life. Thank you for your Sunday post!!
    Also I love your daily post🩷

  14. Thank you for your Sunday messages!

  15. Stephanie says:

    To God Goes the Glory Tania! Thank you for your weekly scripture messages!

  16. Tania this is so true. We have to let God be in control and put our worries in his hands. He has us and knows what’s best for us. I try to slow down and not only pray but to have more gratitude for what I have my needs not my wants. Have a bBessed day Linda