I was reading about a college professor who came into his class one day and hung a giant piece of white paper up on the board. Down in the bottom corner of the paper was a black dot.
He asked his
students to tell him what they saw. Every one of the students said they
saw a black dot. The teacher said, "That's interesting. Doesn't
anyone see a huge sheet of white paper? After all, the dot is just one
tiny spot on an very big piece of paper."
But, that's the way we are, isn't
it? We tend to focus on the details and miss the bigger picture.
Sometimes we focus on the dot of our present circumstances and miss the
bigger picture of what God has already done for us, and what He will
certainly continue to do.
We sometimes focus on the wrong things -temporary things -and loose
sight of the fact that "the Lord our God is a great and awesome God."
And when we loose sight of the fact that God is a good God, God is a
great God, God is an awesome God, we get overwhelmed.
Dueteronomy 33:25, God says, "Your strength will equal your days."
There is no strength for Monday on Sunday. Monday will get here soon
enough. Use the strength God gives you for today, today. Trust that
God will, indeed, give you strength for tomorrow, tomorrow. When we run
ahead of our strength, we run out of strength. God will provide what
we need when we need it, and He will provide exactly the right amount to
meet the need. That's the way He works.
Let's try to see God's big sheet of white paper and not just the small black dot of current circumstances and frustrations.