Connected to a Lifeline

November 5, 2020

Things don’t always go the the way we want them to. After this presidential election, is complete, half of the country will be ecstatic because their candidate won. They will be joyful and looking forward to the future. The other half will be disappointed, because the vote for the two candidates is so close.

Just as much as we want our candidate to win, God wants US to win. He knows our potential…He made us after all…and He knows we can do great things if we just rely on Him. He wants to use us to accomplish His will. That is not unlike voters wanting their candidate to accomplish their will…our version of what’s best for America. We think we know what is best. But…

We will not always be right. We will not always get our way.

Only God truly knows what is best, because He is over all things, while we are just in the midst of them. That means His perspective is way different than ours. Here’s one of my favorite verses, because it explains that perspective in a humorous way.

 Who is like the LORD our God, the One who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth? Psalm 113:5-6

I laughed out loud the first time I read that verse. David knows what He is talking about! God has to look DOWN to even see heaven and earth! He is above all, so of course He sees all and knows all. God didn’t make us to know it all. We were meant to depend on Him.

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. .”Isaiah 55:8-9 NJKV

Prayer is a lifeline to Him. We only have to pull on that lifeline to be tethered to Him. We can let Him lead us into and through His will. As always, God reminds us that it is HIS will that needs to be accomplished.

Dear Lord,

Thank You for being there for me always, especially when I read Your word. Your Word comforts me and lets me know that it’s not good to put my hope in things of this earth or our own wisdom, such as it is. My hope is in You. Please lift my eyes up to You, the only lasting Hope. You know better, always. Thank you for the lifeline of prayer, that helps me readjust our grip, helping me to let go of my own to grab onto Yours. I love You Lord. Amen

Journal Homework…

  1. Think of someone who was your “lifeline” before. Write what they did for you that made an impact on your life. Thank the Lord for them.
  2. Think of someone you can help, someone that may need a friend, help with a bill or a meal. Thank God for that opportunity to do what He would do.

May the good Lord bless your day and keep you healthy and looking up:)