When the world is a whirlwind with no solid ground to set our feet on. When leaders lie and deceive. When loved ones get sick. When people manipulate and express hatred. When society is anxious and afraid of a virus. How do we guide our children? How do we lead them to the only Solid Rock to stand on?

Somewhere in this mess. In the hate, pain and evil the world is still beautiful. The way the blue sky meets the rich green of the trees. The vibrant red of a bird. The bright pink of a flower. The colors shine beauty all around us. The colors He has painted in the world. The world has been stained with sin, yet it still shouts His name. The name of our Almighty, Sovereign Creator.

In the midst of this world ache, I choose to also see the beauty and the good. I choose to show my kids that God is bigger than hate. God is bigger than a pandemic.

God made the mountains. God made the seas. God is able to stop any fierce storm with a simple raise of the hand. Absolutely, God is bigger than the trials we are facing today.

God is bigger than cancer. God is bigger than loss. God is bigger than financial crisis.

God is the God of impossible. God is peace.

While the world thrashes the solid place is in the cleft of the Solid Rock. Not hiding, but standing, believing in our big God. The God who is able to do far and above our understanding. The God that made the tallest mountain and the deepest valley.

I choose to see beauty among the ashes of life. I choose to see my big, almighty, sovereign God.

Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” NIV

Isaiah 55:8-9 “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” NLT

Isaiah 40:28 Have you never heard? Have you never understood The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. NLT

Mark 4:39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. NKJV