Jacqueline Broy

So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.

2 Corinthians 4:18 NLT

The day after Mother’s Day, on my birthday, I had an appointment with an ophthalmologist to examine my cataracts. Besides seeing my cloudy lens, she saw something else—Fuchs’ (fewks) Dystrophy, a slow progressing disease of the cornea. Not the news you expect to hear on your birthday. This is now my new reality, but not my focus. I’m grateful to God for what my sixty-nine-year-old eyes have seen and for what they do see right now with the near-sightedness, the mild astigmatism, the floaters, the cataracts and Fuchs’ Dystrophy. Will I need a corneal transplant one day? Maybe, but in the meantime, I’ll thank God for every new day I see and keep my eyes on Him.

What do you focus on to keep going despite physical challenges? Share your thoughts or comments. Thank you and God bless.

To learn more about Fuchs Dystrophy, click this link.


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