FAITH CAPSULE: Always look up to God that acts for those who wait on Him.
Looking up to God is waiting on God.
Are you looking up to God that waits to act for those who wait on Him?
One that does not wait on God will be living life in worrying.
To become worried and troubled in the face of challenge is the evidence of not worshiping God. Any time man keeps eyes on confronting challenge man is set to misplace focus on God for His divine intervention.
Are you beholding your challenge or you are looking up to God?
Exodus 14:10-12 speaks to the issue of looking away from God by looking into the challenge: “And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them. So they were very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to the LORD. Then they said to Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt? Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, ‘Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness.”
Do the verses above speak to you?
The miracle of God brought the Israelites out of the bondage of Egypt but the Israelites could wait for God by giving themselves to fear of their enemy.
The Israelites were worried and troubled as a result they gave to negative confession.
Solution for challenges demands to focus on God.
Are you focusing on God?
Despite all the powerful teachings of Jesus against fear and worrying, the disciples went ahead and locked themselves up in fear of the Jews. Bible records, “Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” (John 20:19) While they were being locked up in the state of fear, Jesus showed up and declared peace. Jesus the Word of God is the Prince of peace. If you will look up to Jesus as Lord and Savior, He is always around to uphold you.
Faith in Jesus will give peace in the place of trouble for those who keep the focus on Him.
After Jesus had spoken peace into His disciple’s life, the eyes of their mind were opened to see the mark of crucifixion. “When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.” (John 20:20) Seeing the mark opened up the disciples to come out of fear. If you will begin to see the marks of crucifixion and believe that the marks were registered on Jesus for us to be able to have life abundantly, the fear about all that is going on around the world will not have its place in your life.
Prayer for today: Ask in for the grace to be opened up and see His presence in the time of challenges.