Grace Revue: The Bigger Picture

Sunny Summit, © 2014 Lynn Abbott Studios. Used with Permission.

Sunny Summit, © 2014 Lynn Abbott Studios. Used with Permission.

“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From whence shall my help come?  My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth,” ~Psalm 121:1-2

© 2016 Lynn Abbott

Grace helps us see the bigger picture.

Abba doesn’t just hand us the correct itinerary and leave us to sort it out.  He volunteers to personally lead you and me.

Yes, that’s what time and conversation with Christ is all about.   When we commune with our Creator, He empowers us not only to face the forest but also gives us a glimpse of the beautiful, although hazy, horizon.

He promises to provide for my daily needs.  I can trust Him for that.  Yet, He also invites me to live for so much more.

In fact, He raises my sights and reveals a grander plan, (Jeremiah 29:11).

Abba seeks to lovingly direct our paths.

And He certainly knows the geography…   We can be sure that He not only sympathizes with our weaknesses, but He also personally leads us safely to His very best, (Hebrews 4:15-16; Psalm 84:11).

Good advice won’t get me far.  Man-made maps let me down. Religious rules come up empty.  And my own understanding of the road ahead leaves me feeling anxious and lost.

But grace invites me to sit at the feet of the omniscient One who sees beyond my mistakes, my weaknesses, and my current trials to all that He has planned for my future hope and good.

Indeed, nothing substitutes for an ongoing conversation with the One who knows the road. Through His Word, I see more than trees below.

Like David, “I lift my eyes to the hills” and find my help comes from my Creator (Psalm 121:1-2).

And my Creator puts it all in perspective.