“Lift up your eyes around and see” – Isaiah 49:18
Are you in the midst of hard times? Has sin, hurt, loss, shame, and/or doubt forced your head and eyes downward? Lift up your eyes, oh you that are in Christ.
Do you feel too weak to do so? Ask and He will help you. He will help you see Him, and His glory, and His victory.
Lift up your eyes around. Look throughout the pages of history. See how He helped wretched sinners like you and me. See how He helped the Israelites, Joseph, Elijah, David, Ruth, Esther, Mordecai, Daniel, John the Baptist, Peter, the woman at the well, Mary & Martha, the woman caught in adultery, the Ethiopian eunuch, Paul. Lift up your eyes around and recall how He has delivered you time and again from your past troubles. Lift up your eyes around and remember how He has always provided for you. Lift up your eyes around and recollect the great miracles He has done in His creation.
Don’t allow your emotions to cause your head to droop and to deceive you into thinking that this is as far as He will take you; that this is the end; that this point in time and space is where you will always reside. Lift up your eyes around and see – see the way forward – see the way forward and believe on Christ.
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© 2017 Michael Martin