When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? (Psalm 8:3)

Sometimes we fail to see the greatness of God in times of hardship. Like rain clouds that blanket the Koʻolau mountains, God’s majesty seems absent. Instead of “glory in all the earth,” there is sadness and fear. But just as clouds do not remove the mountains behind them, so suffering and pandemics do not overthrow God from His throne. All things are under his control, and one day He will bring all suffering to an end. How do we remind ourselves of this hope? By looking up.

Let the night sky that is sketched with the moon and stars remind you of God’s majesty and power (v1) but also his deep care for you (v4). So when you feel like the world has gone crazy, and God seems impotent. Let’s put down the phone, step outside and look up. How majestic is His name in all the earth!