Archive | March, 2016

Always Looking Up…

30 Mar

 

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The Lord’s light always shines thru the clouds. Grand Haven, MI

It can be tiresome to hear daily, “When circumstances are grim…look up!”  So many around have one thing or another affecting the peace in their lives.  It’s every where.  In the world.  In our nation.  In our own personal lives.  This is not say good isn’t around because it is!  It really is.  But, sometimes the good seems like that dim light at the end of the tunnel.  Barely there.  Sometimes just a ray of light.

The question then is, “How do I feel the warmth of that light?”.

“How do I see the fullness of that light?”.

That is when I say, “Look up!”  Look to Jesus.  Look to the cross.

I do not say this lightly (no pun intended:)).

It is a simple saying.  Yet, one harder to do unless YOU DO IT!

See, Jesus, never promised us from struggle.  He promised us freedom IN Jesus.

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 
2 Corinthians 3:17

Who comes into our lives and circumstances around us are what they are.  We can set boundaries, but we cannot control their actions.  As we give those individuals and the circumstances to the Lord He promises, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

How encouraging to know if we give our troubles to Him, HE then lifts us up. “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22

See, others can do their best to cause chaos, but HE reigns. “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation.  But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Now, can I get an AMEN on that? 🙂

So, now!  Look up!  For, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”  Isaiah 26:3

As you go through the day, “Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times in every way.  The Lord be with you all.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16

May your day be brighter, Sarah Marie:)