Saturday, February 25, 2017

Look up to the One who looks up to no one

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In life, when we get to our wit's end, we seek help from others who are higher, and as such better placed than we are to help us out. That could be in form of a doctor, a mechanic, an electrician, or other professionals (even a pastor) depending on the nature of the problem we're faced with.

But what happens when those in whom we believe we can find help are unable to provide the help we need, because the problem is beyond them, too? We then seek help from someone even higher, don't we?

I would rather look up to someone who looks up to no one

"I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore

God is higher than all, and no problem is beyond the jurisdiction of His power. Indeed, as Scripture says, nothing is too hard for the Lord (Genesis 18:15).

Why not look up to the One who looks up to no one; look up to the one that is higher than the highest! Look up to God, from whom your help comes!

Look up to God...not to the wealthy uncle, or nice boss, or some godfather/godmother in high political office, or the influential friend...look up to the Lord. Let Him be the source of your help...because

"It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes." (Psalm 118:8-9).

Granted, God will not come down from heaven His throne to help you personally, that's not how He works! Instead, He'll work through men and women to bring all His glorious promises to you to pass.

He'll order your steps such that you meet the right people, in the right contexts, and establish the right relationships, through which He'll cause the performance of His word. Besides, the king's heart is in His hands, and He can (and will) do as He pleases with it (Proverbs 21:1).

He'll make you have so much favour in the sight of "kings" that they'll almost beg to help you, not the other way round. Just stick to serving the Lord with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your spirit, with all your soul, with all your might and with everything you've got; He's got it all figured out.

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