Do you follow your perspective or God’s?

Life is a matter of perspective: Do you follow your perspective or God’s?

If we could see as God sees, we would know that most human fears never materialize.

Most of the things most of us spend most of our time worrying over are never going to happen anyway. So we waste energy and weaken ourselves for the day’s task. Maybe this is why Jesus said: Matthew 6:24 – “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

If we could see as God sees, we would realize that there is no problem that cannot be conquered. In our gloomier moments of financial stress, illness or family problems, we brood over questions without answers. But the promise of scripture stands: 1 Corinthians 10:13 – “God is faithful, he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”

If we could see as God sees we would understand that no trial comes without blessing attached. It cannot be seen in advance. In our perplexity, we doubt that any good can come from our heartache. But James the brother of Jesus put it this way:

James 1:2-4 – “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything".

If we could see as God sees we would know that pain always signals the possibility for growth. Although we sigh for a world free of stress we know deep inside that such a world would not produce in us strength and growth.

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