"Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me" (Jeremiah 32:27)?

Anyone in our homeschool family can tell you that I got the short end of the stick when it comes to artistic abilities. In fact, the only artistic talent I had was drawing stick people! So when two of my children began to demonstrate drawing skills with their doodling, I knew their graphic artist father was the one to teach this subject. Since Dad was at work more than ten hours a day, I needed to supplement his teaching time with some instruction of my own. Deciding to teach the concepts and leave the technique to Dad, I looked for inexpensive ideas to illustrate my lessons. As we returned home from our afternoon walk one evening, the sun was beginning to set and cast shadows of our figures against the farm buildings. The perfect illustration for teaching drawing perspective, our shadows helped me to explain the concept to my young son and daughter.

However, my children weren't the only ones who learned a lesson that day. As I thought about perspective, I realized I also needed to apply it to my life. Being the emotional person I was, I had a tendency to blow things way out of proportion. My over exaggerated perceptions of a problem had caused difficulty in my family's lives many times. Convicted by the Holy Spirit, I understood that God desired me to see things through His eyes.

What about you? Do you have a tendency to make mountains out of molehills? Don't let your fears and worries cause you to make rash decisions and judgments. Come to the Lord in prayer and let Him show you a new perspective on things. Trust me. You'll be glad you did, and so will your family! "The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works" (Psalm 33:13-15).

Father, thank You that nothing touches my life without Your knowledge. Help me to find Your peace today in the midst of my problems and remember that You have everything under control. In Jesus' name, Amen.