Here’s a conversation I had with Little Bit in the car the other day. It may not be the exact words (it’s been a few days), but it’s really close and gets the idea across. We were driving somewhere in my car, and it was super foggy.
Little Bit: Where’s the sky?
Me: It’s above the fog and clouds.
Little Bit: I can’t see it.
Me: It’s up there.
Little Bit: I want the blue sky.
There are times in my life when I feel like I’m bound by fog and there’s an enormous cloud between me and God. I start to complain and question about struggles and situations I am going through. I get disheartened and imagine I’m all alone. I wonder if the sun will ever shine again…
But, you know what? The sun is always shining. No matter how thick the cloud cover and dim the view, the sun is still there above the clouds. Even in the darkest night, the sun hasn’t gone anywhere. We’re just on the wrong side of the earth to see it.
Even more so than the sun, God is always there. There is no problem big enough to change Him. When I let troubles cloud my vision so bad that I can’t see a foot in front of me, God is still the same. There is no obstacle that He cannot clear from my life. When I can’t see Him, it’s because I’m in the wrong place.
The peace that passes understanding comes from knowing (and remembering) that God was, is, and always will be God. He is in charge of every breath, every heartbeat, and every second of every day.