When life gets too heavy, look up

“The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.” — Lamentations 3:22-25 (NLT)

There are four seasons, spring, summer, fall and winter. Each season is different. The spring is filled with colorful vibrant flowers, blue skies and rainy days. Summer is filled with intense heat, bright sunlight and clear blue skies. During the fall and winter is when the leaves start to change color and the skies become more dim, cold and ice blue. All of the seasons are different and so are our own.

We go through seasons as we go through life. In our journey with the Lord, things are not always going to be perfect. There may be times when we are distant from God because we get stuck in our own busy worldly lives, but that does not mean that God is not there. He is always there no matter what. 

When we catch ourselves falling deeper and deeper into darkness, we eventually try to look up and find that light to bring us back home. Sometimes, it takes some time to get back up on our feet, but God knows what is next. “So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord. And it is good for people to submit at an early age to the yoke of his discipline.” — Lamentations 3:25-27 (NLT) 

Everyone is going through something. Whether it be marital, financial, or even personal problems, God does not want us to be stuck in situations that keep us from looking up. When we keeping looking down, we dwell on our situations more and more. We lose sight of the goodness of God and put everything that we have of our sanity to keep moving forward. 

Find the strength and will to keep your head up, no matter how hard it is. From fall to winter, the feeling becomes much colder, just like when life gets heavy. Every aspect of our lives is hanging on by a thread and we start to feel defeated as things start to fall through our hands like sand. Let the small things that God gives us through those times remind us to never lose sight of who we are and how great Gods love for us is. 

“For no one is abandoned by the Lord forever. Through he brings grief, he also shows compassion because of the greatness of his unfailing love. For he does not enjoy hurting people or causing them sorrow.” — Lamentations 3:31-33 (NLT)

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