Peering through the leaves at the evening sun. The framework--call it perspective--we have, makes all the difference.
When we look at an impossible situation do we see the insurmountable obstacle or one more mountain for God to cast into the sea?
When we follow our path toward obscure and painful valleys do we see the darkness or the Shepherd who is leading us through?
When we love people who profess to care but who hurt us anyway do we see our injury or something of what we've been to God--do we catch a glimpse of what it meant for him to love us when we despised Him?
The impossibility, the darkness, and the injury are real--it's denial to say less--but if our focus is on God, everything changes.
© Copyright June 2017 by Robert G. Robbins