Putting It All in Perspective

I’d had a very difficult few days and was still digesting everything that happened.

On the long drive to the upstate I struggled to work through the situation and put it into perspective.

How do you deal with a stressful situation?

How do you deal with a stressful situation?

I prayed.  I fumed.  I stewed.  I prayed.  I took stock of the situation.  I relived the situation.  I prayed.

The event stayed with me for most of the three-hour drive and I wondered if I would ever work through it.  However, the one place I continued to turn was to God. 1 Corinthians 16 says, “Seek the Lord and his strength, seek His face continually.

He wants us to seek Him, but sometimes we need to walk or drive while we talk with Him.

The longer I drove and worked through the situation the farther I grew from that situation.  Finally, as I reached the outskirts of Greenville, I felt the burden lift from my shoulders.

Sometimes when a situation gets to be too much or we are hurt or disappointed, we just need to get away.

Taking a long drive, go away for a short time or step away from the situation is often what we need to put everything into perspective and move forward.

How do you put things into perspective?