As Far As the Eye Can See

Have you traveled somewhere where it seemed that you could see forever? Nothing is in your way. You can see everything around you. Maybe it’s from the top of a mountain --- and you can see every tree, rock, and town below. Or maybe it’s at the ocean – and you can see the beaches for miles in both directions and every boat on the water -- until the ocean eventually touches the horizon. How beautiful to behold!

We spend hours traveling to experience these views – as we leave behind the familiar, the ordinary, and the worrisome. There is so much beauty to anticipate! When I am at one of these places, it seems that my worries fade away. When I can’t even see the place where I was worrying, it’s hard for me to keep worrying about the problems I left there.

This kind of endless view drives my focus back to God and what is important in my life -- like my family and friends. God has always had this perspective – His view is always all encompassing. In Psalm 95 it is written:

“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care” (Psalm 95:1-7).

God takes care of things as big and old as mountains and oceans. He wants to manage our problems – and lift our burdens. 1 Peter 5:7 tells us to “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” Focus on God and ask Him for guidance on what is most important in your life – then trust Him in all things.

By Jason Grace






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