Tuesday, June 30, 2009

An Easy Thing

Shut cabinet doors, both upper and lower. Shut all closet doors. Sit the laundry basket anywhere except in the floor. Slide dining room chairs back under the table when you get up. These were the unwritten rules at our house during the time that my niece, Jessie, lived with us. They sound sort of strange. However, they were necessary for her safety. Jessie has a rare, genetic eye disease called retinitus pigmentosis. She can only see what's right in front of her. Nothing out of the corner of her eyes. No field vision. Almost like looking through two empty paper towel rolls. Limited vision. Describes how I see God sometimes. His plan. His purpose. His working in my life. I speculate about how God can do the things that I ask Him to do. Like how can He save the lost? Family members for whom I've been praying. For years. And nothing has happened. As far as I can see. I'm skeptical about how God can change circumstances. In my life. In the lives of my friends and family. How can He provide a job for the one who just got laid off after working with a company for almost twenty years? In this standstill economy. How can He heal those who are sick? Sick unto death with cancer. How can He restore relationships? Husbands and wives who are discussing divorce. I don't see how God is going to handle all of these problems. But God sees. The salvation. The solution. I love what Elisha has to say about God's vision: This is an easy thing in the eyes of the Lord (2 Kings 3:18a). When I see no way, God doesn't sweat it. He sees a way. He sees my lost loved ones. And yours. He hears our prayers for them. Loves them. Is drawing them to Him right now. He sees those who need jobs. Who need healing. Restoration. He loves them. With an everlasting love. Offers them hope. Eternal. Like me, do you suffer from limited vision when it comes to certain situations? Needs? People? Be encouraged. Our loving God sees the end from the beginning. Salvation. Provision. Healing. Restoration. Whatever our need. These things are easy in His eyes. Sweet dreams, Deb


  1. Thank you for this! Sometimes we have to be reminded.

    God Bless!
    Tracy :)

  2. Deb:
    I sat with a group of women last night and led them in the pondering of Moses' walk of faith. I haven't seen most of these women in over 5 years. One girl, I'd never met before...only heard about her. Talk about a miracle! The story is too long to chronicle in a comment. I'll simply say that I'd given up on this woman and her past a long time ago. In fact, I never even believed God for anything more than her current lable, alcoholic--convicted criminal--lousy mother, etc.

    I was wrong. I completely underestimated God, and last night, I had the privilege of having her sit next to me during Bible study, tears welling up in her eyes and a heart on fire for God.

    The greatest miracle God does in our world is the saving work he does in us and through us to change us into a people of profound kingdom influence.

    When I saw "no way", God saw one. He proved me completely wrong.

    Go God.


  3. Presentstorm,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate your comment.

    Hope you'll be back.

  4. Elaine,

    Thank you for sharing this incredible testimony of our loving God's power. His saving grace. His unending love.

    I see His glory in this woman's story.

    More of Your glory, Lord. More of Your glory.

  5. "Be Thou My Vision" becomes clearer to me as I get older and realize how 'limited' I am and it makes me relinquish control to the Only One Who can truly see..the Lead in my dance...how grateful I am to get clearer, wider, deeper vision as I get 'older' in Him...
    Blessings to you,
    Love, Sita

  6. Hi Deb,
    I love this post, esp. the verse in 2 Kings 3:18 that you quoted. What seems impossible for us, when there seems to be no way, is an easy thing for the Lord.

    He has a way out, and a third option when we only have two.

    Blessings on you today!

  7. One of our dearest friends was just diagnosed with this same eye disorder. Would love to email you/hear about Jessie's experiences ...

  8. Jennifer,

    My E-mail address is


    I'd be happy to share information/experiences with you.

    Hope to hear from you soon!

  9. Easy for Him to see, easy for Him to do. The things that are so impossible to us that we can't see them fully, nor see their solution. What a God we have. What a post you've written.

    And I keep neglecting to mention that Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs are a world apart from any other kind of chocolate, even regular Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Not even close.

  10. Ah yes, limited vision. For me, it starts when I haven't spent time in His word to see the bigger picture & to be reminded that He watches over His word to perform it...

    This is an awesome example and beautifully written!


  11. My vision has been very limited lately. I needed this. Thanks.

  12. Lyla,

    Yes, "easy for Him to do," but sometimes hard for us to grasp.

    So glad that you made the distinction about the chocolate. Peanut Butter Eggs--no comparison.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  13. Margie,

    You said it all: "He watches over His word to perform it."

    Thanks for encouraging me.

  14. Whimzie,

    God is so good to help us re-focus. I just love how He does that.


  15. Great post! You know I struggle with that, but I see God doing the "impossible" and I know that I am weak and He is able!

    Look forward to chatting tomorrow!

  16. I'm so thankful that God sees all, sees much farther and deeper and richer than what I do. God is HUGE! Lovingly, Yolanda