He raises up the lowly from the dust; from the dunghill he lifts up the poor. (Psalm 113:7)
Maybe you’re low with despair, grief, depression, unemployment, underemployment, fear, or anxiety—who will raise you up? Maybe you’re low because friends won’t return your calls or text messages—who will raise you up? Maybe your life is in the dunghill and everything feels like it’s going against you—who will lift you up? Will an election next month make it better? Will your candidate make things better for your soul? Will making the supporters of the losing candidate feel worse make you feel better and draw you closer to Heaven? Will a fancy boat or car take away your despair? Will sticking it to someone else make your life better? Will saying, “I told you so” to either the mask or no-mask crowd raise you up and make your soul holier? Only the LORD can raise us up, lift us from the darkness, cleanse us of the sinful dung that sticks to our souls, and bring us to eternal life in Heaven! Turn to the LORD in your prayers, let the LORD guide you in your thoughts, words, and deeds, let the LORD raise you up and NOTHING will keep you down for long, my sisters and brothers in Christ! Amen!
on Monday, October 12 at 9:14AM