A couple of weeks ago, I traveled to New York City for a fast-paced, adventurous get-away with my mom. A popular landmark constantly being pointed out to us was the Chrysler Building. This skyscraper stands strong at 1,046 feet tall with 77 floors. Straining your neck to look at it from the ground, it towers over you with its monstrous stance. Insurmountable. Overwhelming. You can’t even fathom how tall it is.
But just a few days later we ventured up to the top of the Empire State Building. Once we finally arrived at the observation deck, we peered out at the magnificent view in front of us. We tried to point out the landmarks we’d previously seen. Suddenly it came into view. There it was!
The Chrysler Building….
Really? Was this the same building we observed earlier?
The same building that appeared monstrous, insurmountable and overwhelming now looked much smaller! From the view at the top, you could see the entire building without straining your neck. You could see for miles! The view was breathtaking and spectacular.
The difference between the ground view and the top view was PERSPECTIVE.
As I looked out over the magnificent view of New York City, a powerful truth hit me hard:
From our perspective, the challenges and trials we face appear to be insurmountable, monstrous and quite overwhelming. But from God’s perspective, our challenges and trials are part of a magnificent and spectacular plan that only He can see all at once!
As humans, we will never have the top-of-the-observation-deck view of our lives. We will not be able to see the whole picture but only one part at a time. But we can trust our faithful God because He always has the upper view of everything.
We can absolutely trust Him with the things we can’t see.
The challenges that seem overwhelming.
The trials that threaten to strain our souls.
Yes. That is what true faith is, dear friend! Trusting God with the things we can’t see, knowing that He sees it all.
Where are you today? Are you looking up at something that seems overwhelming? Is there a challenge smack in front of you, crowding your vision?
I encourage you to run to your Heavenly Father to the top of the observation deck. Take his hand and let him lead you out to a place of rest. Let your soul soar with peace as you gaze upon the spectacular purpose He has for you.
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is like a strong tower. The righteous run to it and are safe.
Blessings to you, dear friend!