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perspective : 30,000 feet

more often than not we find ourselves caught up in the view of life from the ground.  how things look from our personal perspective.  oftentimes that leaves us discouraged and sad.  confused.  perhaps we see pain.  selfish ambition.  disorder.  quite possibly we feel out of control.  hurt.  alone.

but there’s always another perspective.  one far greater and truer than our own.  ‘for my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.  as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.’  isaiah 55:8-9.

and though we may never discover or understand the perspective from 30,000 feet, we can accept by faith that it is there.  because at the very moment we experience pain and hurt, our spirits are presented with the opportunity to grow.  to gain wisdom.  strength.  courage.  to find comfort in our faith.

i took this photo out my window on a recent family vacation.  it was rainy and gloomy when we left the airport headed for sunshine.  never did i think that within only a few minutes time we would find it.  just above the clouds.

airplane view

the perspective is much different at cruising altitude.

when we don’t know where to look, look up.  remember the sun is still shining, even if it’s somewhere way above the clouds.  though high winds may surround you, and rain keeps pouring down, there is peace in the whirlwind.  in the eye of the storm, it is still.  find your stillness.  seek truth.  pray for a perspective higher than your own.  and remember the sun will shine on you again.  and you will be stronger, braver and better for the storm.


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  • Leilani May 22, 2013, 3:16 pm

    Great words for someone who delves into the details and forgets the big picture. 🙂 P.S. Dontcha just love that blanket of clouds? Makes me want to jump on a plane right now!!

  • Kara May 22, 2013, 10:05 pm

    Beautiful words Tammy! Love this! Thank you once again for sharing your heart and gift of encouragement! SUCH a blessing you are my dear!

    • Tammy May 25, 2013, 3:53 pm

      so glad it encouraged you kara!

  • Rychelle May 24, 2013, 5:11 am

    “There is peace in the whirlwind..” “Pray for perspective higher than your own..” Mmmm… A good word beloved. A good word.

  • Krista May 24, 2013, 5:31 pm

    This has been a mantra in my life after I had that experience at Schweitzer before becoming pregnant with Dawson. Having faith that God sees even when we don’t! Love, beautiful friend!

    • Tammy May 25, 2013, 3:54 pm

      He sees. and His timing is never late.

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