This year has had highs and lows, and sometimes we were uncertain if what we had to face would be considered a high or a low point in our lives. You see, it is in the high points that we are grateful that the Lord is blessing us and all is going well; but even though all is going well, let’s not forget to keep praying, because as much as we love the high points, we need the low points to keep us close to the Lord.
Wait? Are you telling me that a low point draws us closer to the Lord? In the low points of our lives we have a tendency to seek after the Lord more frequently. Our mind is stayed on the word of God and on his promises that he gives to us. Low points are not always easy to experience, and it may require us to feel alone, or abandoned by everyone that we love.
It is in the low points that we are more likely to look to the Lord as David writes about in Psalm 121:
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Some of the greatest victories in my spiritual life has been won in the low points of my walk with the Lord. Over the years, I have learned that it is better to lift up the name of Jesus no matter what you are going through, because focusing on the problem makes it seem much bigger than it really is. God is greater than any problem that I face.
I could allow Satan to stop me from accomplishing anything, but I choose to keep doing my best even when I don’t see the results of my efforts. The bible tells us to encourage ourselves in the Lord. It will not serve any good purpose if we wait for others to recognize our efforts. If there is not one ounce of recognition, I choose to keep moving forward and to focus on what is really important in life: finishing the race by doing the will of God.
Yes, this year has not always been kind to us, because it seems that there were many low points, but I am grateful that we also had high points. There have been many miracles that we often took for granted. It’s easy to become accustomed to living a good life; it’s a greater challenge to stay faithful when life isn’t as easy as you’d like it to be. It could come in the form of finances, health, or relationships. It’s time to give it completely over to the Lord, to handle. In the coming year, we should challenge ourselves to have “2020 Vision.”
It is the last Sunday of the year, and I declare peace and prosperity on you and your family this year. In this week’s Lattereign, we look forward to the new year, 2020 A Great Year for Great Promises.