Recently, I had an infection in my eyes. Everything was a little hazy and out of focus there for a few days.
Sometimes things are right in front of us, but we do not see them. I am sure that every mother has heard this question and probably multiple times a day: “Mom, have you seen my . . .?” I saw a quote the other day that said that if Mom cannot find something, then it is really lost. Many times, if the children just focused a little, they would find those missing items all on their own; it is much easier to hit the panic button and call for Mom!
Many times, things become out of focus in our daily lives. We get overwhelmed by problems or circumstances. Instead of lifting our eyes to the hills where the source of our help is as is mentioned in Psalm 121, we try to fix the problems ourselves. Things quickly become “out of focus.” Many times we go to God with our problems as a last resort. If He was our first resort, just think how much more quickly those problems would be solved. If we start each day focused on God and we keep our focus there, we will not have to worry about the trials that we are facing. We will still face trials, but we will not be overwhelmed so easily if we keep our focus on God throughout the trial.
Until next week, keep your sunny side up!