A couple of weeks ago, as Shari were on vacation, I was reminded of the power of perspective. We were at the beach, as I viewed the beach and ocean from our twelfth floor balcony, comparing it to what I saw earlier while on the ground, things looked radically different. I could see farther up and down the beach and farther into the ocean. I could see the color change in the water as the water got deeper. I could see hundreds of people up and down the beach as opposed to a lot less as my views were obstructed by the terrain and obstacles on the beach.
How we view life can vary from day to day and season to season. Sometimes we grow frustrated because we “can’t see” what we had hoped to see, dreamed about or prayed for. Often our view is obstructed by our circumstances and the obstacles of life.
The writer of Hebrews tells us that “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) Our faith, or lack of faith, impacts our view and our perspective. There are times that we are required to see beyond our perspective and walk by faith. Maybe today, or this season, is one of those times when you must walk by faith, believing for the promise of God to be fulfilled in your life, despite what you may see, or not see, with your eyes.
How’s the view from where you are at? God may not change your view, but He can help you change your perspective.