Every once in a while, I hear someone say, "Yes, but that's only in God's eyes."
This is usually in response to some spiritual Biblical truth, such as the truth that we Saints are "justified", or "righteous" in Christ. Despite the clear teaching of Scripture that Jesus became sin for us so that we would be the "righteousness of God" in Christ (2 Cor. 5:21), these well-meaning folks would still insist that we aren't really righteous. That He gave us the gift of His righteousness, but yet is somehow still keeping it from us. The gift that's never really given.
Appearances and performance-based thinking has so clouded their thinking, that they actually deny the Scripture without meaning to. And it's done under the stealthy costume of, "Yes, but that's only in God's eyes."
Walking by faith, and not by sight, on the other hand, will insist that if it's in God's eyes, then I should conform my belief to His. I should take His word for it, and throw aside my own opinion.
"...let God be true but every man a liar", even if that man is me. Whatever is in God's eyes (His opinion, shall we say), ought to be in mine.