Cloudy Vision



By:  Donna Hogue

      The first sign was flashing lights at night…my eyes were doing strange things. Next, there was sensitivity to bright lights when I drove after sunset. My eyes seemed dry and focusing to read at night was a problem. Eye drops brought no improvement. The climax to this nightmare came when halos appeared while driving home one night, resulting in double vision. Now I was scared. Was I losing my eyesight?

      After an eye exam, the doctor told me I had a cataract. Yes, the procedure sounded easy, but all surgery has risks…and it was my eye. My thoughts were wild…what if the surgeon decided to send a text to a buddy or play Words with Friends on his iPhone during surgery and got sidetracked? An eye cannot be replaced.
I did not sleep much the night before surgery. The ‘what ifs’ danced and waltzed back and forth through the corridors of my mind and sleep was futile.

      At 10: 30 a.m., I went into surgery. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I walked out of the facility just thirty minutes later…my restless night was in vain. The surgery was quick, painless, and the results were great!
Sometimes, as Christians, our vision becomes cloudy. Circumstances of life can darken your outlook and a spiritual cataract can form. Doubt and unbelief choke out faith and confidence in Jesus Christ. What is the solution? Surgery! There are two things that will cut seeds of doubt, fear, and unbelief that cloud any situation…prayer and the Word.
An intriguing Scripture can be found in I Corinthians 13:13, “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” One day the Master will answer our zillion of questions we have about certain situations and all those “what ifs’ that plagued us. Keep your spiritual vision clear with daily prayer and the Word!


Donna Hogue has been married thirty-six years to her best friend and husband, Jim. They have three children and reside near Stockton, CA.

Her biggest love is Womens Ministry. It has taken her from a pastor's wife and Sectional Director for Ladies Ministry in Texas to a coordinator for women's retreats and conferences at Christian Life Center in Stockton, California. Donna's second love is music. For fifty-three years she has played the piano or organ in church.

Donna's first book, An Oasis Moment, is a daily devotional written with over eighty spirit-filled women. She loves to share her godly pearls of wisdom from her fifty-six years of Christian living.

She also wrote her personal story, Divorce Happens...even to Christians! She is part of the H.O.P.E. team that encourages separated and divorced women and contributes monthly to its website.

Her latest book, The Worry Chair, is the first in a series called The Chairs.



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