The wide-angle lens

By Dave Henning / May 10, 2012

When going through adverse or transitional experiences, Dr. Stephen Viars (Putting Your Past in Its Place) says that it is helpful to view our circumstances in the light of eternity.

Consider Romans 8:18- “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”

Dr. Viars continues: “Depression narrows your focus . . . . You cannot erase your past suffering, but you can put it in its proper perspective.”  Or, as Bob Merritt’s (When Life’s Not Working) mother-in-law put it- “the days are long, but the years are short.”

Depression is like the macro lens on a camera that zooms in on an object.  We need to see the bigger picture that a wide-angle lens provides.

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