It was raining in London (no surprise) when we got on our plane for our ride home – heavy rain and dark clouds everywhere. When we landed in Philadelphia it was cold and overcast. But in-between the skies were beautiful!. One of the nice things about flying is that the trip itself is never foggy and rainy because planes fly above the clouds. There, the sun is always shining. From inside the plane, you look down and see only the tops of beautiful white clouds.
Viewed from underneath, though, they are dark and wet. What makes the difference? It is our perspective. Looking down on life from God’s perspective everything is bright and beautiful. If only it were so simple for us to rise above the clouds and see life from God’s perspective. It may appear gloomy where we look, but that is just because we don’t have God’s viewpoint.
So when you’re going through a storm, fly above it to where the air is clear. Rise up near to God and see the storm through the eyes of Faith for that is where the sun is always shining. You do not have to stay under the clouds. You can rise above them, and soar on the wings of Faith. There the view is better and the sun is always shining. (February 15, 2016 Doylestown, PA)
Hebrews 11:1-4 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. 4 By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.
If you are going through a difficult time in life now, ask God to help you see it from His perspective. Recognize that He is still in control and can help you raise above it so you aren’t defeated by it. If you know someone going through a difficult time pray this for them as well.