Monday, November 21, 2011

Look Up!

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed...
2 Corinthians 4:8-9

It was a tough day.
Ever have one of those?
The kind where you feel at any moment
You're gonna loose it?!
Well, that was my day.
I had to consciencely pray, a number of times,
That He would be my strength
And help me make it through this day.

And you know what?
He did.
I was on the verge of tears,
But they never tumbled over.
I thought I was going to blow my top,
But my top somehow didn't fly away.

I know, without a shadow of a doubt,
That this was possible because Christ lives in me.
He was and is my strength
When I find myself so weak,
He is Who I lean on, because
I know, that He is reliable.

We may find ourselves dangling from the end of our rope.
We may find ourselves exhausted.
We may find ourselves wounded and hurt.
We may find ourselves overwhelmed and anxious.

But, we CANNOT find ourselves hopeless.

For when we look up from the end of our rope,
He holds the other end, confidently and securely.
When we look up from our hurt,
His tender eyes look down with arms outstretched.
When we look up from our anxious situations,
He meets us with a plan, one we may not understand,
But a plan for our good.

He is good! He works all things together for good.
He loves us! He allows all things because of His great love for us.
Will I look up... to the One Who holds me, comforts me,
And has a perfect plan for me?
Lord Jesus, help me to do so.

Because of Jesus,


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  1. What a great word, Eunora! Thanks for the encouragement. Might have to print this for my next 'off' day. God is good!

  2. I love this! The image of Him holding the other end of my rope... great!! :0) Yesterday, I had the same type of day. By the end I wanted to scream or cry, but instead I prayed out loud with my daughter...and He answered right away. I stayed calm and didn't lose my cool for the rest of the day, even though my kids continued to act like nutty monkeys. :0)


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