When soaring above the clouds, it is easy for me to see the vastness of this big, beautiful world. The blue sky meets a floor of clouds as far as the eye can see. The buildings below look like toy pieces of a board game.
However, when standing underneath the clouds, my view is different. It is limited. On the ground, I see what is directly in front of me, a street view instead of a satellite view, if you will. When living in the street view, it is easy for me to focus only on what is directly in front of me. I see my tiny piece of the world. My vision is full of my life and my worries. I forget that I am but a small piece of the Big world who serves a big, loving, and powerful Creator. If He can speak into existence the universe, He can take care of my little worries. He is aware. He is able. “He is God, and He is good at being God,” as Lysa Terkeurst says.
Have you ever focused so intently on the street view, you lost the satellite view? My friend, whatever problem is staring you in the face this morning, can I be a gentle reminder of the Big God we serve? He loves you deeply. He’s got this!
“Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:26 and 28-31 (NIV)
We serve a God who “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.” (Psalm 147:4-5 NIV)
Today, be reminded of the satellite view. Let us “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) Remember, the Big picture as you stare at the worries directly in front of you. Lean into the amazing God we serve. He is abundant in power and He is able to take care of your every concern.