Trust God’s 2020 Vision

The rare neurological disease that I have has left me with permanently damaged vision. Everything I see is somewhat foggy. The density of the fogginess is constantly changing. Sometimes it is wispy and I see relatively well and at other times, it is dense and disorienting. As a result, I can no longer drive. My foggy vision can serve as a good metaphor as we all embark on the year 2020. I must trust others to drive me everywhere I go. We should all trust God for His guidance in this new year. He has perfect 20/20 vision. Please read more……

What does the year 2020 have in store for us? As we start this new year, we might be pondering what lies ahead. Not one of us really knows. Will it be a year of prosperity or financial hardship? Will it be a year of good health or illness? Will it be a year of sorrow or joy? Will we even be alive by the end of the year? 20/20 has long been associated with visual acuity. As we begin the year 2020 it takes on dual meaning.

20/20 vision is a term used to express normal visual acuity (the clarity or sharpness of vision) measured at 20 feet. If you have 20/20 vision, you can see clearly at 20 feet what should normally be seen at that distance. If you have 20/100 vision, it means that you must be as close as 20 feet to see what a person with normal vision can see at 100 feet.

Having 20/20 vision does not necessarily mean you have perfect vision. 20/20 vision only indicates the sharpness or clarity of vision at a distance. A person can have 20/20 vision and yet still have other visual impairments.

The more impaired a person’s vision is, the more they must rely on help from others. A person with poor visual acuity must learn to trust others. Let’s face it, when it comes to peering into the future, we all lack visual acuity. Luke 12:16-21 is a great example of this point. In the story of the “Rich Fool”, Jesus tells us about a man who placed his trust in his wealth rather than in God. The man had no idea his life would soon be over. God knows what’s up ahead for us. The question is, do we trust Him to guide our path?

The combination of not always seeing and walking well causes me to rely on wheelchair assistance when I travel through an airport alone. I must have complete trust that the person who is employed by the airport to push the wheelchair knows their way around better than I do.

Spiritually speaking we need trust too. Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Psalm 9:11 says it this way, “Those who know your name trust in you; you never forsake those who seek you, LORD” This is great advice as we head into 2020.

As we begin this new year, we would be wise to heed the advice Jesus gives us in Matthew 6:25 when He tells us not to be anxious. In Romans 8:28 Paul says, “We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” This is so important to remember that I encourage you, right now, to place a reminder on your smart phone twice a day at 8:28 am and 8:28 pm to recite this assurance from Romans 8:28.

With 20/20 vision Jesus can see far ahead down the road of life. We would all do well to remember the words Carrie Underwood sang.

Jesus, take the wheel

Take it from my hands

‘Cause I can’t do this on my own

Indeed, we don’t know what lies ahead for us in this new year. So we must ask ourselves, in whom or in what will we place our trust. God is the only one with 20/20 vision for the year 2020. Let’s journey onward into this new year with Psalm 23:1-4  in our heart.

The LORD is my shepherd;

there is nothing I lack.

In green pastures he makes me lie down;

to still waters he leads me;

he restores my soul.

He guides me along right paths

for the sake of his name.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil, for you are with me;

your rod and your staff comfort me.

I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe, healthy and Happy New Year. I will close in prayer, with these words from Isaiah 41:10.

“Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God.

I will strengthen you, I will help you,

I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.”

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Brian Pusateri

Brian is a Christian author and speaker. Brian, a lifelong Catholic, felt his life was forever changed when God spoke to his heart while attending an eight day silent Christian retreat in November of 2011. Soon after that retreat Brian founded 4th Day Letters and Broken Door Ministries. With the God inspired message of mercy and unconditional love that was placed on his heart during that retreat, Brian has been impacting others all over the country and around the world with his weekly letters, his talks, and his all day Christian retreats. In June of 2014, Brian’s life was again impacted in a very dramatic way when his eyesight suddenly became permanently impaired. The initial diagnosis was Multiple Scleroses (MS) but in December of 2019 the diagnosis was corrected to MOG antibody disease, a rare neurological disease. This health challenge has only served to draw Brian closer to God and bolster the importance of this timely yet ageless message.
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18 Comments

  1. Avatar Doug Blocksom on January 1, 2020 at 7:44 am

    Blessings brother… as usual it is beautiful to see the Holy Spirt leading you in your ministry… I believe Jesus spoke most often about “Trust” and “just believe”… he was always saying this to the disciples… thank you for your message… praying the Lord’s blessings in 2020 for you and Mary Beth…
    Doug and Susan

    • Brian Pusateri Brian Pusateri on January 1, 2020 at 8:39 am

      Doug

      Thank you for your kind words. I pray God’s blessing on you and Susan in 2020. You have always allowed the Christ in you to shine forth to others. My life has been blessed by your friendship and Christian example.

      Brian

  2. Avatar DeAnne Wickens on December 31, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Thank you for this I really needed to hear this today. I had eye surgery at the beginning of DEC and my distance vision did not come back as before. I have been in the fuzzy fog with you. It is very hard to bear we get so use to things as they are.
    Happy New Years Blessings on you and Mary Beth

    • Brian Pusateri Brian Pusateri on December 31, 2019 at 6:47 pm

      DeAnne

      I am sorry to hear about your vision issues. I’ll pray that your “fog” is lifted and clear vision returns for the new year.

  3. Avatar Andy Button on December 31, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Happy New Year to you Brian. Very inspirational. We loved having you at St John Neumann. Look fwd to your posts in 2020. Blessings🙏

    • Brian Pusateri Brian Pusateri on December 31, 2019 at 10:31 am

      Andy

      Happy New Year to you and everyone at St. John Neumann. It was a real blessing to be with your parish.

      Brian

  4. Avatar Brian Harmon on December 31, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Good word today sir! I needed the reminder from Matthew 6 and Isaiah 41 today. Happy New Year Brian!

    • Avatar Jim Meersman on December 31, 2019 at 10:31 am

      Brian: This is excellent. Let’s flag this one and talk about how it could be used for the retreat! May God Bless you and Mary Beth in 2020. Warm Regards! Jim

      • Brian Pusateri Brian Pusateri on December 31, 2019 at 10:40 am

        Jim

        Great idea! I look forward to talking with you soon. May God bless you as you begin this new year!

        Brian

    • Brian Pusateri Brian Pusateri on December 31, 2019 at 10:32 am

      Brian

      I am glad the Holy Spirit touched you with this message. Have a blessed New Year.

      Brian

  5. Avatar Phyllis Marino on December 31, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year to you and your beautiful family! I love you all!
    Phyllis

    • Brian Pusateri Brian Pusateri on December 31, 2019 at 8:18 am

      Phyllis

      Thank you! I wish the same to you are your family. We love you and your family too.
      Brian

      • Avatar David S. McKechnie on December 31, 2019 at 8:38 am

        Happy New year Brian. I look forward to receiving your inspirational word each Tuesday am.

        May God sustain your health in theNew Year and keep you in the palm of his hand

        In gratitude,

        David McKechnie

        • Brian Pusateri Brian Pusateri on December 31, 2019 at 10:34 am

          David

          Thank you for your kind message. I hope you and your family have a blessed New Year filled with God’s ever abundant grace!

          Brian

  6. Avatar Bob Davis on December 31, 2019 at 12:56 am

    Brian

    Brian,

    Thank you for sharing another powerful message!

    As we close this year out, may we also ask God for the gift of 20/20 hindsight so that we may look back and see in gratitude what God has done for us in 2019!

    May we also see where we have failed to follow His plan for us, see the wrongs we have done, and those we have hurt, so that we can learn from our mistakes, change our ways, seek forgiveness and makes amends.

    In doing so may, we enter 2020 truly trusting in God’s vision for our lives and follow His lead!

    Happy Nee Year!
    Bob

    • Brian Pusateri Brian Pusateri on December 31, 2019 at 1:25 am

      Bob

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. I love what you added to this week’s message. It is so important to recognize our mistakes, own them, and make plans to change going forward. May God bless and guide you during this new year.

      Brian

      • Avatar Kathy Masucci on December 31, 2019 at 7:47 am

        Brian, thank you for sharing God’s words in ways which I can always relate. I am attempting to listen for the new journey God has in store for me in this new year. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Your words have been a blessing.

        • Brian Pusateri Brian Pusateri on December 31, 2019 at 7:51 am

          Kathy

          It gives me great joy to know that words the Holy Spirit places on my heart to write touch the lives of those who read them. Thank you for your prayers. I hope you hear God’s voice and He leads you into this new year.

          Brian

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