I believe that perspective shapes perception. To take it a step further, perception for most people is their reality. There have been times, I confess, that I have formed an opinion based on my perception rather than the facts of the matter. King David seems a bit stressed, but he manages to give me a solid perspective about God from his personal journey. Check this out…
4 Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
extol him who rides on the clouds;
rejoice before him—his name is the Lord.
5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.
19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,
who daily bears our burdens.
20 Our God is a God who saves;
from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.
28 Summon your power, God;
show us your strength, our God, as you have done before.
32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth,
sing praise to the Lord,
33 to him who rides across the highest heavens, the ancient heavens,
who thunders with mighty voice.
34 Proclaim the power of God,
whose majesty is over Israel,
whose power is in the heavens.
35 You, God, are awesome in your sanctuary;
the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people.
Praise be to God! (Psalm 68:4-5,19-20,28,32-35 NIV)
God brings Presence to those who are lonely and afraid.
God bears our burdens so that our load is much lighter.
God brings the Ultimate Power to a situation that it totally beyond my ability or my power.
God’s strength and power are beyond my understanding, but I’ve experienced both and I often need both.
My perception and perspective of God comes through my journey in His Word.