“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and
lift up your heads; for your redemption draws nigh.” (Luke 21:28)
Does it look to you
like the world has gone right “over the edge” and cannot survive much
longer? Do your personal circumstances seem so “out of control” that
things can never be normal again?
Well, take heart,
because Jesus said when it appears that everything around you looks like
certain doom – look up – your redemption (help) is right at hand. Look towards God when things look
bleak. Look to His Word, look to His promise of help.
When it comes to
negative, seemingly hopeless circumstances, Jesus said in essence, “Looks
don’t count! Get your eyes off of your circumstances and turn them to the promises of God.”
This is what He
meant when He said, “Look up.”
This is what the Bible means when it
says, “For we walk by FAITH, not by SIGHT!” (2Corinthians 5:7)
Look to God in the
midst of the most extreme circumstances. If Jesus is your Savior,
He’s right there with you, willing and able to turn into victory what only
looks like defeat.
LOOKS DON’T COUNT!
surrounds you and it looks like you’ll never find your way through, God is
your Source of light.
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of
the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in
darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
“…for He [God]
Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave
you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any
degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on
you)! [Assuredly not!] So we take comfort and are encouraged and
confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized
with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man
do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5,6 Amplified Bible)
So when your whole
world looks to have been turned upside down, keep this one thought in mind
– LOOKS DON’T COUNT!