How often are you faced with a challenge and feel overwhelmed? Maybe you're short on money and don't know how your bills will get paid. Or maybe your relationship of several years is on the verge of ending and you feel hopeless. Or if you're in my boat maybe you often feel overwhelmed when trying to handle being wife, mom and business owner. In each case there are a sure set of challenges and obstacles we are presented with and must face.
But if you've lived long enough you can attest that the gravity of what we see before us typically doesn't reflect what we are actually faced with. The mind has a clever way of making things appear bigger, harder and more grueling than they really are. Why is this? Is it possible to shift our perspective to a more hopeful outlook than one of doubt and defeat when standing toe to toe with adversity? Isaiah 55:8-9 reminds us just how important a proper shift in perspective is.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.