Skewed Vision – A 2MefromHim Devotional

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Skewed Vision – A 2MefromHim Devotional

Skewed vision. It makes it hard to function in our daily lives. Skewed spiritual vision takes our focus off the Lord and puts it on our circumstances, making us unable to find God’s way through our trials. I’d love to hear your thoughts.



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Skewed Vision

Skewed Vision

For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV

Skewed Vision scripture

Skewed vision. When the optometrist placed my new glasses on me for the first time, I looked in disbelief at the trees across the street. Each individual leaf fluttered in the summer breeze, destroying my seven-year-old perception that trees looked like green blobs on sticks. How amazing to discover everything I had missed in a lifetime of poor vision.

My husband is preparing for cataract surgery. Over the last several months, I have watched him cover first one eye and then the other, trying to figure out what skewed his vision, as things once clear grew undecipherable.

Elijah ran from the threats of Queen Jezebel after killing all her priests. God’s power shown through him at Mount Carmel faded with each mile until he sat under a broom bush praying to die. He developed skewed vision when he took his eyes off God’s miracle at Mount Carmel and focused on his fear instead. Fear for his life drove him to the wilderness where he hid. It took a storm and an earthquake to get his attention, but finally the Lord spoke to Elijah in a “still, small voice”. Only when he focused on God, did he receive help and hope.

Skewed Vision meme

Paul was misunderstood and suffered greatly due to his desire to bring the message of Jesus Christ to those in darkness. He came to understand that God doesn’t protect his servants from struggles. He longs for us to learn to walk through the times of trial with our eyes trained on the Lord.

When we focus on problems and the people who confront us, we can’t see the Lord. Those who come against us are in control as long as our eyes remain on them. It’s only when we allow the Lord to correct our distorted vision that we can see God’s perspective.

As glasses corrected my eyesight and surgery will correct my husband’s cataracts, God’s truths clear our spiritual perspective. Spiritual vision and faith are necessary to understand that God will handle problems, heal past hurts, and restore broken relationships.

Only spiritual glasses enable us to see through the eyes God with faith and focus on him rather than problems the world sends our way.

© Copyright by Norma Gail Thurston Holtman, April 25, 2018

Norma Gail authorAbout the author:

Norma Gail’s debut contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams, won the 2016 Bookvana Religious Fiction Award. A women’s Bible study leader for over 21 years, her devotionals and poetry have appeared at, the Stitches Thru Time blog, and in “The Secret Place.” She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, Historical Writers of America, and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Norma is a former RN who lives in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband of 42 years. They have two adult children. If you’re interested in connecting with her, follow her blog, or join her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Goodreads, or Amazon.


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