I Will Never Abandon You

God is teaching me to walk by faith, not by sight

I Will Never Abandon You

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Have you ever noticed how concepts like sight and blindness, light and darkness seem to be all over the Bible? Many people take these images and verses for granted, but they have an especially powerful hold on me. My favorite one is God’s invitation to “walk by faith, not by sight,” to trust in his love no matter what the external “evidence” may tell us (2 Corinthians 5:7). Here’s why.

The Blind Shall See. My mother noticed something abnormal about my eyes within the first few weeks of my birth. They were unusually small and trembled persistently. She would lay me on her lap, lean her face in close to mine, and wonder why I failed to make eye contact.

An eye specialist determined that I had severe cataracts in both eyes. Surgeries for removal were scheduled, but there was little hope for improvement. The doctor warned that I would likely be legally blind. Though I might be able to see the big “E” at the top of eye charts, I’d never drive a car or read a normal book.

My parents were heartbroken. Crying alone in her bedroom, my mother asked God, “Why did you let us down like this?” But because of their faith and their relationship with…

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