Wow I can hardly believe its already Monday again! With Monday brings the start to the new week and of course it also is another Music Monday. This week the song I am sharing is He Knows by Jeremy Camp. This song always seems to come on the radio at just the right time for me and also is one that reminds me of some of the darker places I have been in my life and how that compares to the place I live in life today.
Exactly 4 years ago today I was walking out of an eye specialist’s office in awe that in 3 months time I had miraculously received my vision back in an eye that 8 months before had been told there was nothing that could be done.
During the time that I was losing vision in my eye, I lived with panic attacks and was afraid to go to sleep at night in fear that I would wake up blind in the other eye. I had just became a Christian shortly before the blindness happened and I know the only way I ever made it through the fear, the eye injections, the panic was because Jesus was right there with me. He knew the pain I was in, he knew the fear I felt. He knew it all and he carried me through it all. I look back now and wonder how I would have ever made it through had I not had him.
Another thing I did not know 4 years ago was that shortly after I received that miracle I would go through more problems with my eyes with the last being my worst fear. This time last year I suddenly had a macular hole develop in the ‘good’ eye. Oddly though when it happened shortly after the initial panic I felt peace and knew that no matter what happened I would be alright. 1 month after the macular hole diagnosis, when I went back to the doctor to her surprise the hole had healed and it was completely gone. I had received another miracle from God.
I still have a few issues with my eyes, but nothing serious anymore. Just a little floating debris and a few flashing lights and I don’t really notice those things much at all.
The most important thing I have learned over the past 4 years is what it means to truly see the world around me. It seems quite odd but it took blindness to make me see what was most important in life. I also learned that sometimes what we see isn’t always about what we physically see with our eyes, its more about how we view it and what we decide to do with that knowledge. A person can have 20/20 vision and still may never open their eyes to see what is standing right in front of them.
This may sound a little nuts to you but I am thankful for all I have been through, because it has taught me so much and made me a whole lot stronger. I also know that I really have no control over my life but the good thing is that God IS in control and when I give my burdens to him he will take care of me. All of this has taught me how to trust him and I also know that no matter what I go through in life I will never be alone.
Here is the song…
Every hurt and every sting
He has walked the suffering
Let your burdens come undone
Lift your eyes up to the one
He knows ~ Jeremy Camp
No matter where you are today or what you are going through Jesus knows exactly how you feel and he will hold you and walk with you or even carry you through it all.
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Have a blessed day,
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