Through A New Lens

By Donna McCabe (Ready For The Harvest Founder)

Can a person truly find light in the darkest seasons of their life?

I believe yes! For those who love God, that is a lasting promise he makes to his children– that He will work all things for our good! Does that mean everything goes the way we want it to and there is no pain in life? Unfortunately, no!

I have been in one of the hardest seasons of my life. I’ve been struggling with some severe health issues and my perspective of the situation has been constantly challenged (in good, healthy, life-giving ways most of the time). God has been taking me deeper into my identity in Him and showing me areas that need a change in perspective. Am I a sick person trying to get healthy or a healthy person fighting off sickness? Perspective makes all the difference and influences our thoughts, attitudes and actions.

When we encounter life’s challenges (typically identified by things than consume our thoughts, time and emotions), we can pause, pray and determine what our perspective is in this given situation. Am I seeing things from God’s perspective or man’s? Am I a joyful person experiencing a moment of sadness or a sad person trying to find happiness? Am I an overcomer or a victim? Am I optimistic, full of hope and eager for what is to come, or am I afraid of things that may or may not happen and trying to find peace and hope? It’s all about perspective, and it all comes down to our identity in Christ and how we see ourselves.

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