Looking higher

November 26th, 2007

I have found that when we are going through a tough time we can get focussed on the current situation and not be able to look forward. It can be like being trapped in a hole and your only thoughts are how are we going to get out.

One of the things I try to do when I am talking to people going through hard times is to try and get them to raise their eyes and look upward. By this I mean looking to God and the things of heaven.

Colossians 3:1-2 can guide our thinking in hard times. It says, “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things”.

When we actively focus our thoughts on heaven and the things above, we are able to stand back and see the bigger picture. We can see that this hard time will not last forever and that God is in control of the situation.