I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
Today is another day. Maybe your new year’s resolutions have already become part of your distant past. There is another obstacle in front of you. How will you get past this one? Life seems that way sometimes. We have just taken care of one problem, and three other ones appear all of a sudden. Will it ever end? How do we navigate the challenges of life, especially as prophetic people?
Prophetic people tend to live in the future with visions, dreams and prophetic promises of what God can and will do. This can make the present reality a challenge as we are not yet there, and sometimes a long ways off.
How do we get closer to our prophetic dreams and promises? Is it pie in the sky to keep focusing on them without concentrating on the reality in front of us?
What if we are in denial? Is it part of our denial to keep focused on what God is going to do, is supposed to do, or will do?
Sometimes a gift of faith comes on us and we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God will do the very thing He said in spite of the circumstances around us. Sometimes we receive another prophetic word that moves us just a little further along.
Sometimes we hit a brick wall. Do we expect God to knock down the wall like He did with the walls of Jericho? Are we supposed to go around the wall at this point?
Don’t get discouraged. The best thing to do is to keep looking up. When we look up, we focus on God. Whether He will release supernaturally the answer we are looking for or whether He gives us a plan B, it is better to keep looking up.
Unless we are so hardheaded that we cannot see the answer that God is giving us, we should keep looking up because that’s where our help comes from.
It’s easy to get bogged down in the daily concerns of life, the problems, the annoyances, our own weaknesses, our discontent, or whatever it may be that keeps our eyes off Jesus.
Today I want to encourage you to look up. Remember your help comes from Him who made heaven and earth. You can’t go wrong there.
By Ralph Veenstra