There are many of us who have at some time or another hit a rough patch in life. Most likely all who are reading these lines have encountered a challenge or two along the way.
It is hard when we are looking closely at our circumstances and trials to think of "looking up".
I am reminded of Peter in the Bible...He sees the Lord walking on the water and at first he is frightened. When he realizes it is Jesus - he becomes courageous and steps out of the boat - begins to walk on the water toward Him. As Peter becomes aware of the wind and the waves he looks down and all he can see is deep water and darkness. At that point he begins to sink and fear for his life. He calls out "Lord save me". Immediately the blessed hand of the Lord reaches out and lifts Peter up.
We too may have been bravely "walking on water" when suddenly the storm billows of life cause us to look down and lose our faith. I believe if one chooses to "look up" there is a loving hand reaching out to lift us up to safety. "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians: 4:18
Thank you for letting me share some encouraging words today.
Have a wonderful week.