It has been a few years since we have stayed directly on the ocean. This trip to the beach we are located 10 floors up. My son and I kept talking about how much bigger the ocean looked. He has never been to this particular beach and I haven't been to this one in gulp...18 years. I kept thinking it has changed so much. Is that why the ocean looks so large? Then it hits me and I look at my husband and say, "oh we are up high." Bless him, he just smiled. But that is why the ocean seemed larger. Our horizon is different from the balcony. We have a different view.
It may have taken me awhile to see the ocean with new eyes but it doesn't take me long to make the connection to the Creator. My problems seem so big when I am looking from the wrong direction. It is bad theology to live that way. I am really saying I believe I am separated from God. But I am not. He is omnipresent. He is right here with me now. And if I bring my anxieties, my fears, my problems to Him then they will disappear in His prescence. Are the situations in my life that cause pain and hurt gone? No but I stop relying on me to fix it and I trust His wisdom, His power and His plan over my agenda.
Thankful for the reminder. He is bigger. His love is great and wide.
Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and everything that moves in them. (Psalm 69:34 ESV)