Sometimes there are issues that crop up in my life that seem so huge. They are all I can see, and no matter where I look, they seem to be there, looming over me, like a seemingly infinite storm-filled sky. From horizon to horizon they fill my world, and although I’m ashamed to admit it, in times like these, the problems and I become my primary focus. They seem to make everything and everyone else fall to the bottom of the ladder of priority.
They seem, in a word: vast.
Before I left on this road trip, I had been schlepping along in such a gloomy place. It had enveloped me for some time, and had taken over my thought life and effected my spiritual life. It had made itself the axis on which my world turned, and I was just beginning to come out of the cloud and see it for what it really was. I knew I needed a change in perspective.
Along came yesterday. And this:
My first glimpse of the Grand Canyon. I’d heard about it all my life, but nothing prepared me for the reality of it.
And it was created by an even bigger God, who holds me in the palm of His hand.
And in a moment, I got the shift in perspective I needed.
You’re my salvation—my vast, granite fortress. Psalm 71:3 MSG
This my friend could not be written any better after I read your post I went outside to wash my ( Beast ) it is the van but I call it the blue beast haha
Anyway I started thinking about what you wrote about, I thought to myself I have been t in that gloomy place lately with things at are going on right now in my life am I going to let that gloom consume me or am I going to pick myself up by the boot straps and let God hold me in the palm of His hand, I know in His hand there is no better place to be I am safe and secure there , I know it doesn’t feel good to be in the situation I am in right now but I know that sometimes in e valleys you do not feel His prescence but I know He is there because He has said never will I forsake you or leave you He promises that to me and you, But it is in the valley crawling on our knees that we learn the most . So thank you for posting this today because I know just over the horizon there is HOPE There is MERCY there is GRACE weeping may be there for the night but joy comes in the morning.
Melinda, I’ve just discovered your blog. This particular post spoke right into my heart this morning. Thank you. May your journey help you continue to see “vast” for all of it’s possible beauty!
I’m looking forward to reading more!
Thank you so much for these beautiful words and wonderful reminder of how BIG God is and how SMALL we are. I was reminded of this same truth this weekend at the beach. So many times I find myself “measuring” my body and it’s attributes…too small here…too big there…blah blah blah. How small all that became in the site of the ocean. God’s ocean that in His infinite beauty and majesty He created. Thank the Lord for our smallness. Thank the Lord for HIS greatness that dwarfs even our biggest concerns.
May God Bless you this day! Thank you Melinda!