Don’t Look Down!!!

If you’re a parent, then you know first hand just how unpredictable life with children can be.  One day, everything’s going smoothly.  The next day, everybody has the flu, pink eye, lice, etc.  And they love to share! So, soon EVERYBODY has it.  All of it!

There are days that are overwhelmingly stressful because of our circumstances.  Sometimes, I feel like I’m drowning in the cries of sick kiddos, suffocating on the screams of the crisis of the day.

The chaos and craziness of an average, ordinary day can quickly cause us to lose our focus…like waves crashing over our heads.

Someone told me that if you’re seasick, one of the ways to stop that “God, please help me!” feeling in the pit of your stomach, is to go outside on the ship/boat, and fix your eyes on the horizon.  Do NOT look down at the waves crashing beneath you.  Looking out at the calmness of the horizon will not only settle your stomach, but will also restore a sense of balance you lose when focusing on those waves up close.

I love that thought!  I can’t tell you how many times I allowed my equilibrium to be compromised over temporary problems.


For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:17, 18

My daughter won’t have lice forever.  And the flu EVENTUALLY has to exit our home. All the things which can change on a dime WILL eventually change. 

So, if you feel like you can’t get out from under the weariness of constant sickness, conflicts, or trouble, rest easy.  Know that if your eyes are fixed on Him, you won’t care nearly as much about those pesky waves of crisis that always seem to be crashing up against you.

So, don’t look down!  Eyes forward!  Trust in the One who made those very waves we’re so concerned about.

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