When I was in highschool my step dad called me into the livingroom and informed me that I had written a bad check to the church for my tithe. He said “we have to make this right!” So he gave me the money to pay it and let me pay him back then he showed me how to balance a checkbook.
I looked up to my stepdad in many ways. This is just one example of how I knew if I looked to him for help he would show up to walk beside me in anyway humanly possible.
The truth is that my stepdad couldn’t fix everything. He wasn’t perfect. He was only human. Not every situation could be fixed with a loan and life skills lesson on finances. As much as Mike loved me and wanted good for my life he couldn’t make everything ok. He wasn’t perfect.
At the park Jay will occasionally point up at the sky saying bird, sky or tree. It is always a simple yet beautiful reminder to where we should be looking in all times of life….. Up! We should be looking up toward Jesus.
“fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2 NIV
The difference between my stepdad and God is while they both love me only one can ALWAYS make all things new again. Only one sacrificed His life so that I can walk in His freedom and grace. No one other then Jesus could do that.
When God says He will come through for you then you can count on Him. He will
Fix whatever the circumstance it is that you are in. He will make all things new again in His time and His way. We only have to patiently wait and be willing to allow God to transform our hearts and do a new thing in our life. There is no “if he is able, if he has the time, if he is willing!”
He can and He will. So, wherever you are right now look up and wait patiently for His help.
“I look up to the mountains—
does my help come from there?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth!” Psalms 121:1-2 NLT