Want to See

“Perfect submission, perfect delight
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.”

These very lines from the famous life changing song “Blessed Assurance” was written by Fanny Crosby, who was completely blind till the very end of her life.

Another famous man of God, Professor Travis Freeman said when He lost his sight hundred percent, “I believe that I will see again, but if I don’t, I can’t wait to see what God is going to do with it.”


And to give you a further detail both of these people weren’t born blind. Fanny became blind due to the mistake of a fake doctor. Travis, at the age of twelve was detected with a life threatening headache where the doctors managed to save his life but not his sight.

They don’t have reasons to hold on to God, apart from some spiritual reasons like, the common ones like, “Christ gave Himself for me”. Yet that very common phrase was what strengthened them to trust their inability to Him.

In the midst of difficulty their lives shouted out glory that echoes from generations after generations. It’s perfectly possible to glorify, praise and worship a True God who gave His all for us when everything is in place. But when it isn’t, I am not sure where I would stand myself. But today, I reflect and ask God to take me to be more faithful to Him when nothing goes right, or delays happen, or when I feel zero.

Sometimes we just can’t take the mundane because we fail to realize that we have no disability. We can’t take the delay not remembering that we still had a reason to smile yesterday. We can’t stand provocation for we fail to notice that on the other side we have a God who values us more than we can think of. We can’t stand not having money because we overlook the fact that  we haven’t missed three time’s meal.

9 thoughts on “Want to See

  1. This is a great reminder, Ann! Every second, God blesses us with a heart that beats and lungs that breathe. We shouldn’t complain or get frustrated when problems come because our blessings always exceed them.


  2. Blessed assurance Jesus is mine…when our focus is on Christ, many of our previous wants fall by the wayside. It’s true in our country we think a little problem is much bigger because the bigger problems are often hidden from view.


  3. What a great reminder of all we have to give thanks for. Above all else, thank God that Jesus is our portion! Thanks for these words!


  4. My husband and I are waiting to hear some news that will rock our world–one way or another. So your words today, Neethu, offer me the right perspective and ground me in the truth that God’s got this! Thank you!


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