“I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1

In the middle of busy lives it’s all too easy to become consumed by what is right in front of our noses and completely miss the big picture. A number of years ago I visited Toronto and went right to the top of the CN Tower. Standing up there the view over the city is breath-taking. I knew there were thousands of people down below me but I couldn’t see a single one.

It’s like that with seemingly insurmountable problems or intractable situations – when we’re right up close we see every minute detail and resolution seems impossible; take a step back we get the chance to breath and consider that there might be a way through this. By lifting our eyes up and trusting God for the whole story we can find peace and hope in the turmoil.

‘If you look within, you feel depressed;

If you look without, you’ll be distressed; but,

If you look to God, you’ll be at rest’ Corrie Ten Boom

At the start of a new week, be at rest – whatever lies ahead, God’s got it!