Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Sometimes life is not what it cut out to be. Things happen, people let us down, nature lets us down, circumstance lets us down, we let ourselves down. All sorts. What does God do in these times? A lot of the time it seems like He’s doing nothing, ignoring our situation, sleeping whilst our lives seemingly are flying off the rail as things seem like they are collapsing around us.

Psalm 121: 1-4 says:

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.

There are two things to realise in this verse:
1. We need to lift up our eyes.
2. God never sleeps.

1. We need to lift our eyes. When will we realise that we need to lift our eyes to God, lift ours eyes away from the ground, where we look at our feet in self pity, focussing on our problem, our difficulty. Lets take our gaze to God, look at who He is, look at the bigger picture. A sky view is a lot better than a floor view.

2. God never sleeps. Just because He may seem inactive, that is not the case. God is always moving, working for the good of those who love Him. He is always there, always with us whether we ‘experience’ Him or not. God will always provide us with a glimmer of light in situations. It is down to us to actually look up and see them!

Sometimes I feel that throughout history, many Christians have taken all responsibility off themselves and onto God. It is time that as followers of Him, we realise that we can look up ourselves. ‘to lift’ is a verb, therefore it requires ACTION to look up and see God in situations. So lets not sit back, staring at the ground waiting for God to lift us out of problems, when we are not willing to even lift our gaze to Him and see Him already in action.

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