Does it feel like life has been knocking your down a lot lately?
Does if feel some days as if one blow right after another is being thrown at you to the point that you’ve been knocked around so much you can’t tell which direction is up or down anymore?
Does if feel like every time you think life is finally good again… BAM… a blow hits you out of nowhere.
You know that each time you’ve been knocked down you’ve always managed to get back up, but then one day there was the blow that knocked you down so far that now you are feeling as if you could never ever manage to get back up ever again.
Maybe you’ve tried really hard to get up but no matter how hard you’ve tried you just feel stuck to the ground. Blow after blow has caused you to want to give in to the pain you feel inside and now you’re ready to just give up because it’s just too hard to get back up even one more time.
I’ve been there and I’m guessing that pretty much anyone who is reading this has been to this point during some time in their life.
I want to tell you, you can not stay down. You have to get back up! This life is not over yet and I can promise you that anything you are going through today, one day you will look back on it and realize that you did have so much more good life to live… and you will be thankful to be living in that brand new moment of your life.
You can’t afford not to get back up and miss the life God has in store for you.
This one moment in time is not the only moment in time you will ever have and there are a whole lot of brighter days in store for you.
The day Jesus was put on the cross he was accused, ridiculed, and beaten down to the lowest of lows. But He is no longer on that cross today. Instead he was lifted up from the dead and He is alive now! He is always at the right hand of our father God and he is standing right in front of you right now in this moment!
So lift up your head my friend. Look Up! He’s reaching out his hand to you and all you have to do is grab onto Him.
Lay your burden down at his feet. Come and rest for a moment… or rest for a while. Take as long you need to rest and then grasp on tighter give it all to him. Every worry, every fear, every struggle, every sorrow…give them all to Jesus and let him be the one to help you get back up.
I have been hearing this song a lot on the radio lately. It is not a mushy sort of song but yet the words are very powerful and a great reminder of the power and strength we all have in Jesus. Check it out — TobyMac – Move
Now lift your head, get up and keep on moving! It ain’t over yet!
Make it a great week!
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10