Be Thou My Vision

“It is January 2020, and today starts the year of clear vision” came confidently from my mouth. Well, this little emoji   is how I looked on March 2020. I am a planner; my job is to keep things flowing. I am always looking ahead and thinking about the next months and on to the next year. My vision was unclear, and I felt like I could not proceed. I remember pacing and finding it hard to settle. Not just a work but at home and in life. I remember thinking, “how could things just stop?” Well, I could have stopped and remain immobile, but that is not God’s plan for us to stop. His plan has always been for us to trust Him, to let Him, Be Thou My Vision. The Lord knows what we have need of. Little did I know but He had already prepared my year by also giving me a scripture in January as well. Romans 15:13-Paul said to the Romans “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. THEN you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” God is not only our source of hope, but He is hope.
I believe that Covid-19 caught us all off guard. We have never experienced anything like this in our lifetime. When the news first started coming about the virus it was truly overwhelming, not just because my work changed, but fear started to creep back in. I was a little overwhelmed and I began to tremble a little inside. Then the Holy Spirit reminded me of a time when King David talked about trembling in the Psalms. I had to look it up and see what the scripture said. (Psalms 27:1) says, “The Lord is my light and my salvation-so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?” If David said, “I will not tremble,” then he had to have known what it was to tremble. I remember reaching in my spirit to grab my Father’s hand, and I remember stating that I would have to trust Him. Is it easy? It was not then, and it is still not real easy. The More we trust, and draw near by faith, the more we feel His presence. I believe we still have to be cautious and use His wisdom with this pandemic, but if He is our Hope and has clear vision, then I can have that joy and peace resting in the confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit that My Father will BE THOU MY VISION and I don’t have to see clearly, I can just rest in His peace that He’s got this!

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