So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18


a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.

IMG_4101It’s interesting how people’s perspective on an incident or object or experience can be so different, even opposite. Some are masters at seeing the smallest details while others most naturally see the big picture. Some see life from a half empty glass and others from a half full glass. We are all different when it comes to perspective. We just don’t see it all.

How we approach difficulties is affected by our perspective as well. When wanting to give up, we can persevere if… We can overcome when things are falling apart if… we look up and beyond, where our help comes from.

“I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? No, my strength comes from GOD, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.” Psalm 121:1-2

Even the majestic mountains, with their appearance of permanence and strength, remain unhelpful during difficult times. Look up…and beyond…perspective!

Lord, how easy it is for me to be convinced I know all there is to know. To know or not know is really not the issue during difficult times. You are my God – the one who has full control over all. You can make sense of difficulties and use them as indispensable tools in my life. So, whether this day is one of hardship or ease, I look up from the details of this day and look beyond them to you, my Helper and Sustainer.

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