About the time we think all is smooth going along comes a mountain. When we keep our eyes on our problem we do not get anywhere. When wise we will take our eyes off the issue at hand and on the Word of God. Instead of struggling by ourselves we have the privilege of asking assistance from our Lord. He is our help in times of trouble. Instead looking down in discouragement we need to look up in faith as we continue on.
Look Up as You Climb
Look up as you God’s promises seek, In confidence God’s Word speak. When facing a mountain do not turn to look around. Keep your focus on Jesus till you reach higher ground. What is the mountain? It can be many things, That attempt to hamper your way to the King, Worry, fear, sadness, or despair, It can be a thought of depression of life unfair. Your mountain may be a person or a habit hard to break. It can be the remembrance of a dire mistake. Mountains are only a mountain to you. They are not hard to the One that helps you through. Mountains are removed when faith speaks. Jesus, The Word, faced your largest mountain at Calvary. Look up in your hard struggle and with faith pray. God gives strength to climb or He moves the mountain out of your way.
Psalms 121:1-2 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
At times I feel I understand and have faith and at other times I have none because of unbelief. Real faith is in God and His Word. We do not always possess great faith but faith the size of a mustard seed is enough. Hold unto your faith, God is in control.
Faith is Like
Faith is like technology; it takes a while to grasp, But when you do the world opens up, in fact, You are able to do much more than you ever thought you could. And you can accomplish much more than you ever thought you would. Faith is like a light that illuminates the mind; What was not comprehended is clearly defined. Faith sees what is not seen by the eyes. In confidence faith’s expectations will not be denied. Faith is like the sleeping giant that does not know his might; But when revived, is unstoppable, and ready to fight. Faith in God and in His holy word, Will speak forth the impossible and when it is heard, Angels rush to greet it and the demons flee; For the light of God’s power shakes the heavenly. Faith is just a word that exclaims, The truth the Father wills in Jesus’ name.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen
Romans 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Luke 17:6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea;
I have always been a little strong willed; now I am strong willed for Jesus. We must set our face like flint to do the will of the One that is our help in every way. In our troubled world that feels like it is completely upside down; our God is not a bit troubled, nor is He out of control. I will keep my eyes fixed on Jesus and what He is doing.
Set your heart and fix your face, Steadily walk ahead and its way embrace. The hard path is not walked alone, God leads the way home. The easy way full of joy and love will be, Well lighted and well-marked for thee. Fixed: with a heart that continues to praise, That will not allow life to pull astray. Keep on walking my friend. You will be victorious in the end. Will you fear defeat or will you victory proclaim? Fixed for full healing in Jesus’ name? I will fix my face, I will not stray. I will heed God’s Word and its instructions obey. I will not allow the poison of world’s opinion pull me down. I watch for God’s help to pull me to higher ground. I fix my face to continue to do as ordained. Indeed a conqueror, all praise and glory goes to Jesus’s name.
Psalms 57:7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed:
Isaiah 50:7 I will sing and give praise. For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
With all that’s happening we lose sight of the joys ahead. In the present world condition… our heart begins to dread, There are terrible plights of humanity in every land; So many lost and hurting people unable to the way understand. The number of the hungry and the victimized grow each day. Our heart hurts and we turn our eyes away. But the pain and misery cuts a path deep, Their desperate conditions in our mind we keep. If we are not careful, when we get so caught up in the world’s woes, We lose sight of the joy deep within our soul. Help us Jesus to be able to lean into Your strength and power, So our love and joy stays fresh and not discouraged or soured. Help us to always see the bigger picture of what lie ahead, So we will not be filled with unneeded stress or dread. Help us to reach out and touch those ones we can reach, And give us wisdom to comfort the disheartened and weak. Allow our words bring a ray of hope to bring joy to another, So from the worries of the world they too will recover.
John 14:26-27 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.