...And Now I See
A friend of mine was recently telling me about his daughters' eye sight problems. They ended up getting her some glasses to improve her eye sight.
He explained that when the doctor first put the new glasses on her face, her first reaction was a little alarmed. She was seeing things differently and because it was new to her, it caught her off guard.
I would imagine, at first, it even seemed worse than before to her.
Eventually her little eyes adjusted to this new vision she had with these new glasses. Shortly after this, while driving down the road she told her mom and dad "hey, there are letters on that billboard!"
We have a similar experience when we first jump into the recovery process. We take that first step toward a new path and it is scary, a little unfamiliar and even alarming. It may even seem a little worse than before.
But if we stick with the process, this new life we begin to see and live eventually becomes clear and so much better. We learn to adjust to this new life. When we believe that God exists, that we matter to Him and that He has the power to help us recover, that is when we stop looking at life thru our own lens & start looking thru His lens of freedom and restoration. From chaos to hope.
"For it is light that makes everything visible." Eph 5:14
When we surrender and allow His light to enter our dark world of misery, we begin to see truths and hope we never knew existed. His plan for my life is so much better than mine.
What truth is God showing you in this new lens He has given you?