Pick-Me-Up: Seeing Grand Vistas

“Sun and Skye,” ©Lynn Abbott

“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

© 2017 Lynn Abbott

Grace reveals God’s grand vistas.

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 road before us but He also grants us a glimpse of the beautiful, although with my finite sight, somewhat 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 (Proverbs 3:5-6).

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 the obstacles immediately before me.

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

And my Creator puts it all in perspective.

Editor’s Note:
Gentle Reader,
After an incredibly busy Spring with preparation for a major solo exhibit of my most recent series of paintings, I finally have a moment to breathe. In the quiet, I realized that I have let my “Pick-Me-Up” and “Revue” posts fall by the wayside throughout my busy Spring season. Please accept my apologies for this.

Consider today’s “Pick-Me-Up” post as a down payment on my promise to once more resume both of these shorter style posts here at throughinkandimage.com.

If you are a new reader here, you may be interested in both the “Pick-Me-Ups” or “Revues.” These posts are designed for those who have limited time. Both are short on ink but big on God’s promises.

Of course, I will continue publishing my longer, weekly Bible studies as well. These actually serve as the genesis for the shorter posts. If you are looking to dig deeper into God’s Word and have time to fully explore, I’d love for you to join me for those “Growing Deep” posts.

And as always, you’ll find my art with each post… because that’s the way we roll ’round here… through both ink and image.

God bless each of you beyond all that you can imagine! ~Lynn