When the Trials Come..Look Up!
Today, if you are facing trials...look up. Your help comes from above! Go so far as to: “Set your affections on things above, not on the things of this earth.” Remember that if you are: “risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God.”(Colossians 3:1-2)
He promises you “if you delight yourself in Him, He will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4) But your delight has to be in Him, not the world.
If we would set our gaze on Jesus... not the things of this world but instead on the one to come, we would be able to see how small our problems are and how big our God is!
And when we are finally loosed from our burden, whatever it was and our trials have subsided for a time...look up all the more! This isn’t the time to become sidetracked with the trappings and entertainments of this life...this is the best time to hold tight to Jesus and fill our lamps with oil (His Word) so when the next challenge comes we will be prepared!
God loves each of us immeasurably and only wants our good. Sometimes this means trials come our way so He can get our attention off ourselves and off of our distractions, so we can refocus on Him...the only one who can truly save us!
“God knows that you can withstand your trial, or else He would not have given it to you. His trust in you explains the trials of your life, no matter how severe they may be. God knows your strength, and He measures it to the last inch. Remember, no trial has ever been given to anyone that was greater than that person’s strength, through God, to endure it.” (S.I.D., Cowman)