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.”