Life get’s out of control sometimes, even for a semi-control freak like me. You try to keep it all together, striving for order in your messy, calm in your chaos and cool in your hot flashes. But really, life moves at a much faster pace than I can keep up with.
In the hustle and bustle of life, It’s easy to become short sighted, only able to see the looming mess and chaos — the unfinished laundry, the homeschool books (boxes and boxes of them) that you are still trying to sell, and the untidiness of your home.
On those days, I long for a different view. I want to sit and gaze out the window into the clear blue sky, or take a long walk by the creek and hear the water rushing beneath my feet. When this one screams “Galgon, take me away”, she scurries off to find a place to call beautiful, something to take her attention off the ugliness of the day.
I was reminded of this verse a week or so ago, of how David set the Lord before him. The scripture is a promise that the Lord will not abandon our soul. And again, I am reminded that I must speak to my soul, and say, “Rise up, soul, and bless the Lord!” Even in times of trouble, David placed the Lord in front of Him. He knew that by keeping His eyes on the Lord, His feet would not fall, and He would not be shaken.
I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. (Psalm 16:8 ESV)
On those days where I want to turn and run for the hills, the greener pastures, and the quiet moments, I need to check my view and make sure that Jesus is still in front of me, in plain sight. By looking at Him, my perspective about everything else changes.
Have you checked your view lately? Ask the Lord to show you a glimpse of Himself, and fix your eyes on Him. He will never fail you!
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