I had a medical incident last week, a stroke in my left eye. It has left me with limited vision in my left eye. It feels as though there is a splotchy screen in front of my eye, One thing I am thankful for is our Canadian medical system. At ten a.m. I saw a optometrist and he diagnosed a stroke in my left eye, he sent me directly to the E.R. at our local hospital, and by 3:30 that afternoon I was seeing an opthamologist who confirmed the optometrist’s diagnosis. I now have a follow-up appointment with another ophthalmologist in a couple of weeks. One thing I am thankful for it that the clot that caused it took a detour at my eye, otherwise I would have probably had a stroke. One thing is for sure — I am thankful for all of the medical expertise of all the doctor’s that I saw last Friday. And also for the follow-up that I am receiving.
Despite, or maybe because of, this happening, I can see God’s blessings at work. Although it is now difficult for me to see clearly, I can still see the Lord and His divine hand at work in my life. Right now you may be going through a difficult time. I would urge you to consider your relationship with the Lord and to surrender yourself to His loving care. The difficulty may not go away, but you will have Someone who will walk with you through your time of trial.