Monday, January 11, 2010

a different view

We all get lost in the details: figuring out what to wear after you find out there's a tear in your favorite sweater; deciding if it's worth getting up an hour earlier if it means your starting your day quietly but losing sleep; trying to muster up some patience when almost every phrase out of your child's mouth is in that nail-grating whiny voice; worrying about what you're afraid you can't handle; wishing family members were nicer than they are; wonder what the heck God put you on this earth for besides doing loads of laundry and dishes every day...


But the Bible says:

Isaiah 55:8-9 (New International Version)

 8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
       neither are your ways my ways,"
       declares the LORD.
 9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth,
       so are my ways higher than your ways
       and my thoughts than your thoughts.

So God has the bird's eye view of our whole ordeal and can separate Himself from the unnecessary pressure we feel with each and every decision.  My prayer for today is that I can see the way God sees, think the way God thinks, and walk the path that He would rather me walk.

I don't mind feeling peacefully small if there's a big-armed God who is watching out for me. 

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