I just got back from the eye doctor’s office, and my vision is still adjusting to the light after being dilated and then having bright lights shone into my eyes.

Am I the only one who feels as if I’m failing the test when I can’t tell which line of letters is clearer? Or when I can’t tell an “S” from a “5”?

I know it’s not a pass/fail exam and that all these tests are to ensure my eyes are healthy and that my prescription glasses will help me see better. But while I’m sitting in that chair with my face pressed to the machine, I always think I’m getting the answers wrong.

This time, I learned I have a scar on my cornea from some prior injury I don’t even remember. Apparently, it’s been there for several years. It’s not affecting my primary vision, but it was surprising to learn about it. I’m also building cataracts, but they’re not serious yet. There was little change in my prescription. My eyesight is about 20-25, I was told.

Overall it was a good check-up. But I was reminded of the need to keep using the recommended eyedrops and to rest my eyes during the day.

Sometimes we need to be reminded how to keep our spiritual vision strong and clear, as well. When we have difficulty seeing the path before us, we need to turn to God’s Word. “By your words I can see where I’m going” (Psalm 119:105, MSG).

How often we forget that the Bible is our guidebook for life. If we trust in God, who loved us enough to send us Son to save us, our purpose for living becomes clear. “Indeed, our lives are guided by faith, not by sight “(2 Cor. 5:7, GW).

If your vision has become murky, try getting into God’s Word and following His prescription for your life.