On my flight a couple of weeks ago I happened to look out the window and see the view on the left. The days leading up to the brief trip were jammed with junk. If I am honest, my last month it has felt like I have been in the clouds. Not really seeing clearly if I was headed in the right direction, or if I was close to anything.
That day, as my flight to explore a new adventure left Nashville, the sight was too good to be true. It was like I finally got above the clouds, the mess, the haziness of the life. And I smiled. Knowing it wasn’t anything of my doing but in God’s hands…in His timing.
So often I look to stuff as God’s divine hand working a sign. While that may be true for some things, that day I felt an overwhelming peace in being above the clouds without it being a huge sign of affirmation from God. If only for moments, and if only for me, He knew at the exact time I needed to glimpse that view above the clouds…to peek at what He is doing, to affirm in Him what I know in my head but often forget in my heart in the day to day life.
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27 (NLT)