Looking in the Right Direction

Have you found yourself in the gutter of life? Wondering what happened? Asking yourself, “How did I get here?” Plain or pretty. Young or old. Rich or poor. Job reminds us that “Man who is born of woman is few of days and full of trouble.” (Job14:1) Trouble will find you. It is inevitable. When you are down and out, there are only 2 types of people. You are either lying in the gutter face down…or face up. Face down with your nose in the murky muck. Stuck, staring into the muddy mess of your mistakes. Feeling like there is no hope…no future. Your breath won’t come and you feel like there is no air. Or, you are flat on your back looking up. Looking up into the sky viewing the dreams God still has for you. When you’re face up, you can declare with the Psalmist David that, “The heavens declare the Glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1).

How do you turn it around? Jesus shares in John 16:33 that, “In the world you will have trouble…but take courage; I have overcome the world.” You are not alone. You can overcome…even the in the most dire circumstances. Even in mistakes of your own making. The Savior who walked on water will lift you out of the mire and set your feet on solid ground.

A person usually winds up going in the direction they are facing. Cast your eyes upon Him. See Him. Reach for Him. Admit where you are. Realize whose you are. Your freedom is at hand. And by the way…winners always look up!
 

“Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for Righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.” Matthew 5:6

Posted on: July 27, 2010, 2:50 p.m.