We make life a lot harder than it needs to be. This happens whenever the circumstances in our lives discourage us. When problems arise, and nothing goes right, the stress builds.
We become unhappy, angry, discontent and create problems that didn’t exist. It’s in those difficult times that God seems distant.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead of trying to see God through your circumstances, take the opposite approach. Look at your circumstances through God’s eyes.
God doesn’t see your circumstances as insurmountable. He’s not intimidated or discouraged by them. (Remember, He parted the Red Sea, crushed the walls of Jericho and created the Earth by merely speaking it into form.)
Since they aren’t problems for Him, they don’t need to be for you.
The next time you find yourself looking down in despair, lift your head and start looking up. Stop worrying about your obstacles, and start thinking about the God can help you overcome them.
Because He can!
“For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.” Philippians 4:13
Christy Demetriades, Ph.D.