April 26, 2020 Rick Warren Devotional :- God Wants to Show You His Perspective—Through the Bible
“This plan of mine is not what you would work out, neither are my thoughts the same as yours!”
Isaiah 55:8 (TLB)
The pilot had a much bigger perspective than you. So he could help you know the next move to make.
Your relationship with God is the same. He has a much bigger perspective on your life than you do.
God wants to share his perspective with you, and he does that through the Bible.
God’s perspective helps you understand the big picture—the reasons behind what he does and what happens in the world.
Without God’s perspective in your life, life can be full of constant frustration. You spend your days asking questions you can’t answer: Why is this happening to me? Why is that happening to other people? What is the purpose of this? What is the meaning of life?
The answers to those questions are found in God’s perspective.
Have you ever tried to do something, thinking it would work out, but found that it didn’t? You lacked perspective.
Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way that seems right to a person, but eventually it ends in death” (GW).
By gaining perspective, you get outside your own way of thinking and learn to think like God does.
Psalm 103:7 says, “He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel” (NIV). The people of Israel saw what God did—the opening of the Red Sea, the manna, the miracles with water, and more.
But God let Moses understand the “why” behind what he did. He gave Moses his perspective.
How can you get perspective? By studying God’s Word.