“Is it possible there’s another perspective from which to look at this situation?”
This is one of the questions I (Kristan) like to ask my clients. It changes everything. It’s like they’re suddenly able to pull back from being locked in on the only version of the story they thought was possible.
Well, maybe there is another way to look at the current part of our stories; or maybe even our whole life stories up to this point. Many times, asking this question makes room for hope and change; for things to be different.
In Psalm 73:28, the writer says:
“But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.”
In other words, in the writer staying near to God, and making God his refuge, he is so close to Him that he can see things from God’s perspective. Some commentaries say the closeness here is like the closeness of a nursing child to his mother. That nursing child is totally dependent on his mother.
Let us be (and stay) so close to God that we’re able to see His perspective on our story. And let’s remember that He is full of love and grace for us (thank you Jesus) so we don’t have to be afraid.