Conntecting the Dots

Two Views of Life

For I am about to do a brand-new thing. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?

Isaiah 43:19 (NLT)

I walked the docks twice at a marina this morning. They’re a bit rickety and lopsided, so the first time I only watched my steps to avoid tripping or losing my balance. 


The second walk was different. That’s when I noticed the starfish clinging to the dock pilings. God’s creative expression was there all the time, and I’d been too preoccupied to see it.


Purple, spiny, large and small.

I’d focused on my footing

And nearly missed them all.

We can focus on our pain and miss seeing God’s purpose in it. We can focus on the past and miss what He’s doing in the present. We can focus on our problems and miss His hope-filled promises.


Two views from which to choose. To which focus do you most closely relate?


What might the rickety dock represent in your life? The starfish?


“Father, bring my view of my circumstances into alignment with Yours. Amen.”



2 Responses to “Two Views of Life”

  1. Deborah Norred

    The rickety dock represents my faith at times when I would rather have clarity (sight).
    The beautiful starfish represent the promises of God that are always there even when I don’t see them, just like the stars in the sky.

    Thanks Grace for reminding me that I need less clarity and more faith and that I must focus on the faithful promises of God and remember that HE is not a man that HE would lie.

    Gods blessings upon you and your loved ones always!

    • Grace Fox

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Debbie. May this visual be a long-standing one as you continue your faith journey!


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