Several years ago, my husband and I were traveling quite a bit for work. On our flights, I loved to gaze out of the window to see what the world looked like from my viewpoint.
Everything looked so tiny.
A car was the size of an ant, roads looked like pieces of thread, and lights looked like small specks of glitter sparkling on the ground. Yet sitting right there in the airplane, my soda can appeared larger than everything I was seeing outside the window because of my proximity and perspective.
Since I was physically closer to my soda, it appeared larger than a semitruck thousands of feet below me. Obviously I know a soda can is much smaller than a semi, but in that moment, my eyes told a different story.
Similarly, when we become so fixated on our problems, they can seem bigger than anything else.
It’s as though we have tunnel vision and can’t see anything other than what’s directly in front of our faces.
But what would it look like to change our viewpoint and be so close to God that He’s larger and greater than anything else in our lives?
Let’s take a quick timeout. Instead of focusing on the problem for a second, let’s pull ourselves back to see the size of the difference between our problems and our God.
Ask yourself this question:
Has my God solved bigger problems than this before?
Then say this to yourself:
And since that’s the case, I know he can help me too.
When you face problems in your life that seem so big, it’s time to go to him. Keep trusting him, stay close to him, and he will see you through it.
*For further reflection, listen to Colossians 3 today.
- Colossians 3
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Excerpted from There’s Beauty in Your Brokenness: 90 Devotions to Surrender Striving, Live Unburdened, and Find Your Worth in Christ by Brittany Maher and Cassandra Speer. Copyright © 2023, Brittany Maher and Cassandra Speer. Used by permission of Thomas Nelson. harpercollinschristian.com.