I will be the first to admit that I am not terribly fond of grey days. It seems there have been more of them this winter than usual. At least it seems that way.
I had to run errands today and was on a parking lot lamenting yet another grey sky.
I looked up and all around was grey, grey and more grey. I rolled the cart to the bay and turned back around saunter back to my grey-blue car.
“Look Up.” Two simple words in my spirit that had my eyes turning up over a building.
It was there. The sun. I even took a picture.
It was not shining brightly, nor was it truly recognizable. But it was there.
Behind the grey, the hurting, the pain, the rain, the storm, the winds that blow….the Sun was still there.
Yes, it was hard to see. But it was that gentle reminder I personally needed so badly. Life can get tough sometimes, and you can feel like you are totally surrounded by grey.
But Look Up. You might just see a glimpse behind that cloud.
A reminder that He is right there in the midst of it all.
~Be Encouraged Today~
(Departing from ~The Ocean Series~ today)
Sometimes “looks can be deceiving.” Case in point. Look at picture #1. What a man! He is a great climber, especially for his age!
As I have listened, prayed, studied and re-evaluated so many things in my life the last couple of weeks, this seemed so fitting.
A person can “look” good on the outside, but on the inside it is a different story. We can “photoshop” pictures like we can our own lives. We want it to look perfect…like we have accomplished something, or that we have it all together, when actually we sometimes don’t even get off the ground. Check out picture #2!
And actually, that is okay. We can only do what we can do. Quit putting pressure on yourself. Once we surrender our lives to Christ we quit trying to “perform.” We don’t have to pretend for anyone.
We can be who God designed us to be, and not pretend to be something we are not. Our lives are not perfect and there is pain sometimes. Transparency and honesty bring healing.
And truthfully, sometimes we are just hanging on as best we can…
~Be Encouraged Today~
We look out to the ocean, but we cannot see the ocean depth, width, height or length. There is a mystery about it that we just cannot seem to figure out from observation.
Look at the definitions of deep, wide, high, and long as Webster’s defines: Continue reading ~The Ocean Series~ Depth, Width, Height, Length →