Seeing Clearly – devotion 282

Traveling through the fog can skew our perspective.  We don’t always know where the next turn will be.  It even causes us to question what we know about the roads.  Everything seems out of sorts.  Our vision is distorted from what it might otherwise be.  I noticed something intriguing this morning as I was running in the fog – when I looked up, I could see the clearing of the fog and a whole dome of bright stars.  The fog was settling on the earth and left the sky completely clear.  While my vision was distorted looking all around me, I could clearly see when I looked up.

I was immediately reminded this is what life is like.  So many times I look around me and see trouble.  I feel the anxiety and chaos.  The uncertainty of each day can feel so heavy.  All too often, that’s all I see – or all I allow myself to see.  I get caught up in the fog of life.  It is when I cry out to God for rescue – when I seek him on his Holy Mountain – I find relief.  When I look up, I see clearly.  I see I am not in control, but I am not alone.  I see there is joy and hope which awaits.  I see there is a peaceful presence of beauty.  But to see it, I must look up.  I can’t get mired down in the bog of this life.  

Maybe today is the day you need to simply look up.  You may find you see so much clearer when you focus on God and not on your problems.  You may even find rescue.  He hung the stars and yet, he loves you and me – that’s the God I want to serve.  Look up, my friends – God is with us.

Focus Scripture:

Psalm 147:3-5

He heals the brokenhearted,
    and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars;
    he gives to all of them their names.
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
    his understanding is beyond measure.

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