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Today's Insight - November 13, 2012

  • 2012 Nov 13
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Today's Insight from Chuck Swindoll

 

Big-Picture Perspective
by Charles R. Swindoll

You are my hiding place 
and my shield; 
I wait for Your word.
Psalm 119:114

One of the greatest benefits to be gleaned from the Bible is perspective. When we get discouraged, we temporarily lose our perspective. 

Little things become mammoth. A slight irritation, such as a pebble in a shoe, seems huge. Motivation is drained away and, worst of all, hope departs.

God's Word is tailor-made for gray-slush days. 

It sends a beam of light through the fog. It signals safety when we fear we'll never make it through. Such big-picture perspective gives us a hope transplant, and within a brief period of time, we have escaped the bleak and boring and we're back at soaring. . . .

We can actually stand firm through discouraging times but only if we apply God's instructions.

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