This summer, rather this whole year has been a learning experience for me. Lately I was listening to the song “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell. The first verse goes, “Rows and flows of angel hair/ And ice cream castles in the air/ And feather canyons everywhere/ I’ve looked at clouds * that way/ But now they only block the sun /They rain and snow on everyone/ So many things I would have done/ But clouds got in my way.”
I have been thinking about life, and how it sometimes can throw us off course. So I have begun to learn an important lesson about life. The lesson is this, the sun is always shining sometimes the clouds just prevent us from seeing the sun. This is true just as God always has a plan, and sometimes because of life, or things that happen (both good and bad) can actually prevent us from seeing his plan. This blindness is not a bad or good thing in itself…it just is sometimes.
The reasons we become blind to this plan vary greatly. Perhaps someone has died, or perhaps you got into some life altering argument. Maybe life changed suddenly for you in one way or another…good or bad. Suppose it is sin that can blind us to this plan. Maybe it is finances.
There are so many different purposes for these “clouds” of life. Could it be that if we knew the plan in its entirety we may be too eager to accomplish the plan that is supposed to last us the entirety of life’s voyage. Perhaps these areas in life where we feel weak are to actually make us stronger in some way. Suppose the clouds serve as protection as we are getting the much needed rest before we continue our journey. Whatever the case be encouraged when you cannot see the plan He has; and know the plan is in place we just can’t see it with our mortal mind.