look up!

The earth continually replenishes, renews, and redeems. If God has such order in nature, how much more does He have order in human life?

Thing is, we forget. Pain makes us look down and focus on the wound. It deserves our attention. But too much attention causes the pain to be magnified. That’s when we must find something  bigger than the pain.

Step outside on a clear night. The sky is filled with a spectacular display!  Who tires of trying to find the Big Dipper ? Or gazing at the moon?  Have you thought .. really thought .. that you live on a ball suspended in nothingness? Not only is there amazing beauty all around us to behold,  but consider the dependability in which the earth functions like a well-oil machine.  The earth is wrapped with a blanket of air that warms, protects, and gives life. This reveals God’s care.

We know that pain is a part of life. Sometimes we blame God. That’s because, whether we believe in God or not, we’re wired to blame something or someone. And who better than the one who is in charge of the systems of the Universe?

Yet, it is this very concept that has the ability to take our breath away. All around us is amazing beauty, revealing not only God’s design, but God’s care.

Looking up from your pain isn’t avoiding how you feel or pretending it doesn’t hurt. It brings relief when you begin seeing something bigger than your pain. Don’t be afraid to bask in the joy that comes from the beauty around you. Let it soothe your pain and heal your broken heart.

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