Walking with Jesus as my friend and redeemer for many years, I found Him faithful in every circumstance. Yet, I must confess, sometimes when things get difficult I seem to forget His faithfulness and start worrying.
Recently, thinking about this I thought my reaction really depends on where I stand in my relationship to Him.
Looking up into the sky I can see an airplane flying miles up in the sky. The airplane looks very small. In fact, I can hold up my hand and completely block out of my view. If that was the only time I ever saw an airplane I would think airplanes were small like a child’s toy.
However, the first time I stepped up to board a 747 on a flight to the Philippines, I was amazed at the size of that plane. Clearly I could never block it our of my view – even if I held up both my hands.
The size of the airplane did not change. It was always a huge flying machine. What changed was where I stood in relation to the airplane.
So I think my relation to Jesus Christ may often determines if I see Him as able to walk with me through my tough times and give me strength.
When my prayer life and God’s Word is neglected, He can seem smaller than my problems. But when I stay grounded in God’s Word and keep that time with Him, I realize how big and mighty He is.
All depends on where I stand.