Challenging circumstances limit our perspectives.
I had an experience recently. I felt frightfully alone. It felt like I was being swallowed up by that struggle. Everywhere I turned (literally), I felt fear lurking in the corners. I felt breathless.
I was scary close to crumbling.
Have you looked up at the sky recently? (Stay with me.)
Have you seen the magnificence of it?
Have you noticed how big it is?
Have you noticed how blue it is?
Have you noticed how far away it is?
If anything changed my perspective that day, it was the sky. And it’s Maker.
I don’t have the answer to what you’re going through this moment. I do know that it must be hard. I understand. Oh boy, do I.
When I looked up at the sky that day, I realized that hope was bigger than my fear. The sky held a small ounce of the hope that I’ve been guaranteed. Fear, automatically, paled in comparison.
Today’s challenge: Look up at the sky. Notice everything you may have missed all this while. Allow the Creator and His creation to soothe your heart.
Sometimes, that’s all the encouragement we need.