Words of wisdom: But You O Lord are a shield for me my glory and the lifter of my head. Psalm 3:3
Life point: Although there are “downers” in this life, there are also “lifters “.
The psalmist says that despite his distressing situation, he is not despairing or becoming depressed because his confidence is in the Lord, the lifter of his head.
When we are depressed, it seems everything around us is falling apart. We lose strength, and our heads and hands and hearts all begin to hang down.
Even our eyes and our voices are lowered. We become downcast because we are looking at our problems rather than at the great God Jehovah!
Child of God! No matter what is causing you to be downcast, the Lord encourages you throughout His Word to lift your head and your hands and look to Him.
We find one of these many examples in Genesis 13:14 when God told Abraham, who had been shortchanged by his nephew Lot, to “ lift up” his eyes and look around him in all his directions, for He was giving him all the land as far as he could see for his inheritance. In Psalm 24:7 the psalmist says “ Lift up your heads, O you gates, and be lifted up, you age-abiding doors, that the King of glory may come in “ In 1 Timothy 2:8, the apostle Paul encouraged people to pray, lifting up holy hands “
These instructions are good for us to remember today. When people disappoint us, God wants us, instead of becoming discouraged and depressed, to decide to lift up our heads and eyes and look at the possibilities, not the problems, around us, trusting Him to lead us into an even better situation.. because He has one for us! Glory to the Lamb of God!
Prayer: Lord Jesus I lay down every situation troubling my heart at Your feet and I receive Your peace in Jesus Mighty name!