The original KJV of Psalm 119:82 says, "Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?" But I chose the NLT version to give you a mental picture of eyes straining, almost squinting, to see God's promises on the horizon.
Have you ever been in a tunnel? Living in the Virginia Beach area, I've been able to drive through several tunnels. When I'm at the very bottom of the tunnel, my eyes can strain to look ahead, but the end of the tunnel is nowhere in sight. All I see is the incline of the tunnel---up, up, up...sooner or later we've got to reach the end of this tunnel, right? Um..is it me, or are these walls closing in a bit?? HA (that was for added drama...I was just kidding.) :)
Life is full of mysteries and tests that require wisdom in order to glean the lessons God is trying to teach us while we're in the "fog." I've heard it said that "wisdom is like the defogger to the glasses in which we're trying to view our circumstances." Let's take it a step further: "Wisdom is gained every time the Word of God is opened." Hmmm... The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Psalm 119:130 (KJV) So...in order to keep our eyes from straining to see God's promises fulfilled, we need to stay in His Word, gain that wisdom, and apply that "defogger" to our "glasses" (i.e., our perception of things.)
Staying in and BELIEVING in His Word = Automatic Light at the End of Your Tunnel. Beware...Son-glasses may be needed, for the brilliance of His glory in your life will shine brightly when you exit the tunnel!
Oh Father, I need to see the fulfillment of Your promises on the horizon. Please take these tired eyes of mine and cover them with Your wisdom. With the veil of Your Word over my eyes, I shall no longer be BLIND! Give me the eyes of Your dear Son, Jesus, in order to clearly see the world as You see it---in desperate need of a Savior! For indeed, Father, out of all of life's trials and struggles, my main focus should be to draw closer to You, bring honor and glory to Your name, and praise You even in the storms....even at this midnight hour! And what's this, Father? You just reminded me--You are in the business of Midnight Miracles---setting captives free at all hours of the night. Oh! My "eyes" are squinting---but it's a GOOD THING! I'm catching a "smidgy" glimpse of Your glory! I think I need a pair of Son-Glasses to shield my eyes from Your wonderful glory! Thank You, Father, for Your Word is TRUE! Never changing, and All Sufficient! In Jesus' Name, Amen.