You may have noticed; I have been feeling a little under the weather lately. Life in general has been getting me down and therefore my head has been hung a little low and I am not my usual chipper self. Someone here at work (which tends to be the den of downer people) even noticed that my smile was missing this morning. (don't worry, when he said that I put it back where it belonged) With all this sickness and depression that is going around a lot of people just like me have their heads hung low. And once you get like this it is hard to recover.
The more we look down the deeper we dive into depression and sadness. We begin to think about being down and we sink even deeper into our pit of sadness and self pity. Depression can lead to sickness and sickness leads to more depression.
The problem is that we are looking in the wrong place; Look up, not down. The devil wants us to look down. He can make us feel really bad about ourselves when things are getting tough. He’s pretty smart. He knows how to make us feel bad and keep us feeling bad. He wants us to keep looking down (away from God). He knows that God can heal us so he doesn’t want us looking up. So what are we going to do about it?
Look up that’s what!
1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
Have a great day and keep looking to God for answers.