When I first look at this photo, all I see are the rocks. Maybe a little water, but mostly sharp, uncomfortable looking stones. As I take more time, the green comes into view, and a beautiful meadow past the rocks. If I were there in that place right now, if I was patient and creative in my pathfinding, I could make my way to that meadow and rest and sit and think.
Life is full of rocks and sharp uncomfortable things. But life is also full of beautiful meadows. And it constantly amazes me that sometimes it takes the sharp rocks to make me fully appreciate the meadow. Because God works like that. He loves me, and He knows that I tend to take life for granted, and that I need to trust Him more and know that He’s there for me no matter what rocks I stumble on.
“And if your way should stumble along the stony pass, it’s just a moment, this too shall pass.” (U2, Stuck in a Moment)
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul.” (Psalm 23:1-3a)