Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Help! When life throws you a curveball...

This morning I read Psalm 121...perfect.

I lift up my eyes to the hills—
       where does my help come from?

My help comes from the LORD,
       the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
       he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
       will neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD watches over you—
       the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
       nor the moon by night.
The LORD will keep you from all harm—
       he will watch over your life;
the LORD will watch over your coming and going
       both now and forevermore.

"Perspective" is something that is so important, yet so easy to lose...and yet when you have it, the gift is priceless.  It is the gift of looking at life through the eyes of God, and not through the eyes of man.  When life gets confusing, or disappointing, or difficult, perspective is usually the first thing that gets chucked out the window.  It's at those moments that it is imperative we focus on the truths of God...

The truth?  God has not lost control, not even for a second.
The truth?  God's promises hold true, regardless of our circumstances.
The truth?  Our enemy prowls around like a lion looking to devour us...ever see a lion prowl?  Not a pretty picture.
The truth?  The only life insurance is trusting in Christ and His promises.
The truth?  If there were such a thing as "foolishness of God," indeed it would be and is wiser than the wisest wisdom of man.
The truth?  God is TRUSTWORTHY (see Prov. 3:5-6).

When life throws you a curveball the single most important thing is to immerse yourself in the truths of God; His promises, His eternal life, His salvation, His love, His grace, His mercy, His substitutionary death, His deliverance, His faithfulness, His Word, His Words...Him...  When you are able to see life through the eyes of God, the problems of this world grow quite dim.  It takes focus on our part to listen...


I lift up my eyes to the hills—
       where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
       the Maker of heaven and earth.

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