by Lesley Cartwright
“For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.” –Ephesians 2:6
Have you ever as a young child gone out with your mom or dad and then encountered some or other activity where you weren’t able to see what all the fuss was about? But that feeling of helplessness changes when your parent lifts you up in their arms and it immediately shifts your perspective.
In life, when we encounter situations, it is easy to get fearful or bogged down because of our limited view. It is at times like these that we need to look up to our Heavenly Father so that He can help us to rise up above the situation. God can see the bigger picture and He can see how to turn things around that seem impossible to us. Don’t get tempted to lean on your own understanding when things don’t seem to make sense (Prov 3:5, Matt 19:26).
Josh Groban’s first stanza and chorus lyrics to “You Raised Me Up” powerfully illustrates how God lifts us up when we get overwhelmed and we feel so weary:
“When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.
You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up… To more than I can be.”
Take action: Don’t give in to weariness. Take yourself out of your situation for a few minutes and then get on your knees and invite Heaven into the situation. Let God raise you up so that you can see what He sees. After all, He is the best Observation Deck.
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