No person, no hobby, no accomplishment, no possession, no status, no pleasure – nothing in this world brings lasting peace and joy. We must continually look to the Lord, for only in Him do we find what our souls need and crave.
When temptation pounces or when you open the door to let it in, and are sorrowful and grieved that once again you have fallen – look to the Lord!
When your spouse or child or parent or other dear one fails you and your disappointment is sharp so that you doubt God’s goodness in relationships – look to the Lord!
Pride of Life
When you discover the emptiness of pursuing money or status or other recognition on this earth and realize the time wasted on these pursuits can never be recovered – look to the Lord!
When your soul cries out in anguish over your failures and poor influence to those around you – look to the Lord!
When your labor on behalf of others goes unnoticed so that you grow sullen and sour that your work is in vain – look to the Lord!
When wicked or wrong choices from the past rise up to mock your desires to serve God – look to the Lord!
When you waver, wanting to do right, but are buffeted by waves of scorn and derision from a God-hating world – look to the Lord!
When all around you professing Christians quarrel or sow discord or abandon the faith and you are tempted to do the same – look to the Lord!
When sickness or sorrow or disability renders you incapable of the Christian service you think you should be doing – look to the Lord!
When your expectations are dashed and you don’t know what direction to take – look to the Lord!
Look to the Lord!
Remember – He is our Rock, our Fortress, our High Tower, our Anchor. He has promised He will never leave us or forsake us. When we are shaken by life, we need to cast ourselves totally on Him and not lean on our own understanding. He can be trusted to be steadfast in every storm of life. Look to the Lord!