I’m sitting on my back porch, looking into the woods just beyond our yard. I see tree after tree, green plant after green plant – living things where God put seeds when He created them. They reproduce themselves year after year. After a season of dormancy, this broad array of trees and plants bursts into new life. This cycle faithfully occurs every single year.
Looking up into the sky, the vastness is more than I can grasp. If God cares about His creation enough to design it in a way that continues season after season, repairing and renewing itself, then He’s really got His mighty hands over this whole earth, and I can trust Him to take care of me.
Because I seek Him, I know His heart and remember that He truly provides. I can trust Him with every worry and every single woe. Dear sister, God provides for the smallest bird as well as the biggest crisis. He is a God who loves and longs to cover you (completely engulf you) in that love. But it’s easy to take our eyes off of this perspective.
As I evaluate nature, I can see God’s hand in every detail. But, when I look around at my life… like my dirty kitchen floor… I can easily become discouraged. My house is dirty. I have laundry to do. I’m too busy. There is so much on my plate!
Before you know it, I’m complaining, whining, moaning, and putting my hope on a clean home, an organized life, vacation time, and some peace of mind.
Yet the moment I step outside into God’s creation and take notice– of every branch, flower, leaf, rolling landscape, or gust of wind that can toss my hair or cool me off on a hot day– is when I begin to breathe deeply and stop worrying about my messy world and busy life.
It’s easy to lose our perspective and get hung up on things that don’t really matter.
What can we do to change a negative viewpoint?
Choose to see every good thing instead of finding things to complain about.
Celebrate dirty floors because they symbolize family, friends, and an abundant life! We have blessings galore.
Seek God through the lens of His creation and watch as a new, expansive, and beautiful outlook takes shape in your heart.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. Psalm 19:1-4
Seek God through His creation! All that God created is good because God is good. If we look at everything this way—even our dirty floors—we can see God’s goodness everywhere.
Memorize Psalm 19:1-4 (above). I know you can do these four verses! My kids and I memorized the whole chapter. Write it out and read it aloud two or three times a day for the next 3 days. You’ll love being able to recite this verse when you are looking at the heavens!