It’s easy when you hit the ground running to keep your eyes lowered before you, sometimes causing you to stumble or feel completely buried in a moment, or perhaps even lose perspective. Liken it to being on a headland rock face with the waves crashing around… There’s chaos in the ripples, there’s commotion churning beneath us, in the moment we are surely to fall if we surrender to the pull toward our distressing viewpoint. However, with our feet planted firmly on the rock we can take courage and attend our focus to the horizon.
I’m so grateful our current series on Resilience touched so brilliantly on this concept last week. The horizon is calm. The horizon is expansive. It is with this in our sights we meet peace despite our
surroundings. We can go further when we avoid getting tangled in the details or turmoil of our everyday, we can get out past the breakers and know we are not going to be taken out when our
eyes are attentive to the view. “So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” (2 Corinthians 4:18).
When we change our frame of reference off of our circumstance God can become our stable and our constant in an ever-changing world.