Perspective

Recently, I have been doing my morning devotionals through Beth Moore’s Whispers of Hope. It’s a beautifully written book intended to guide and refine your practice of prayer. Yesterday morning, Moore wrote something that has really resonated with me ever since. It’s a nice reminder of how small we are and how great God is, and I thought I would share it with you all:

Had you been a spectator during only the first three days of creation, you might not have judged it as good. What good are seed-bearing plants with no sun for photosynthesis? In His wisdom God knew the work was good because He knew what was coming next. He knows what’s coming next for you. That’s why He can judge His work in you as good.

Wow. Is that not incredible?? Sometimes we forget that while our immediate circumstances might seem unpromising, God has a plan far more beautiful and greater than we could ever imagine. He can see beyond our worries and trials because His perspective is far more advantageous than ours.

Deuteronomy 32:4 says that “He is the Rock; his deeds are perfect. Everything he does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how just and upright he is!” In His perfection, God created the seed-bearing plants and designed them with a specific purpose in mind. If His work is reflected in such an intricate way through something as simple as a plant, just imagine how greatly His work is reflected through us.

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