Be Thou My Vision In The Dark

We spoke with so much faith at the beginning of the year about 2020 being that year of perfect vision. Even when it feels dark in so many parts of the world right now, I’m still holding on to this. 2020 will still be the year that we will see. See God rightly. We’ve often read, yet never comprehended. Sang, yet never fully believed.


When we’re going down an unfamiliar path, we can trust the hand of the One who leads us whose name is Faithful and True. The One who promises to never leave us nor forsake us. The One who is near to the broken hearted and those crushed in spirit. The Lord of all nations. Lord, when we don’t know what do, give us eyes to see.

See things how You see them.

Even when our faith is failing, disappointment mocks and fear bellows, give us eyes to see a facet of You we’ve never seen before.


Help us see the things that have been distracting us from you and the purpose you have been calling us to.

Help us see the people we’ve walked by or walked over on the way to our goals.

Help us see those around us who are still lost and are still in need of Living Hope. Give us eyes to see the things You have been wanting to heal and address that we’ve never stopped long enough for.

Give us eyes to see that while our timelines have been shattered, You who exists outside of time, are still dependable and trustworthy. Give us eyes see that You really are everything Your Word says You are.

That You are mighty to save.

That You are the friend in the midnight hour.

That You collect our tears in a jar.

That you are the shepherd, comforter and counselor to walk us through.

That You are our strength and our song.

That You are our cloud by day and the fire by night.

Give us eyes to see our loss of control only brings us to deeper surrender and dependence. When our sight is failing, Lord, help us see.

See where we had placed You in our peripheral and come be the center of our gaze again.


In 2020, some will see for the very first time and for the rest, our vision will be repaired. Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart. Naught be all else to me save that thou art. Thou art my best thought by day or by night. Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.