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Perspective
May 28, 2020, 2:11 PM

What is larger—a child’s ball or the sun? That’s a ridiculous question, right? But if you were to hold that ball up to your face, it would completely block out the sun from your sight. So while the sun is vastly bigger than the largest child’s ball, the ball would seem much bigger to you, as your perspective is skewed.

This is the crucial issue of perspective. In life, many things can loom large. In Psalm 27 David lists many threats he faced: evildoers who seek to destroy him, foes and enemies who rise up against him (verse 2), the threat of an army attacking and war breaking out against him (verse 3), false witnesses who rise up against him (verse 12), adversaries that surround him (verse 6), even the possibility of his family forsaking him (verse 10). Your troubles are different, but like David’s, they are threatening.

In the midst of all this, David says to God:

The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom should I fear?

The Lord is the stronghold of my life—whom should I dread?  (verse 1)

Rather than fixating on threats and uncertainties, David turns his focus to the one who is bigger. And this perspective gives him the confidence he needs.

I am certain that I will see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living.

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart be courageous. Wait for the Lord.  (verse 13-14)

Your circumstances may be challenging, but God wants to bring you his goodness. As you follow David’s example of looking to the Lord, your perspective in life will be what it should, confident in God's strength and assured of his goodness.

Looking forward,

Pastor Ron Prosise

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