We all know that the key to overcoming difficult situations is how we respond. We can’t control what happens to us but we sure can control how we react. Our reaction will determine if the situation will improve or worsen.
Looking back at the past year, the story of Joshua leading Israel into battle while Moses watched from the top of a mountain with lifted hands, is what came to my mind. Let me tell you why! According to Exodus 17:9-12, Moses said to Joshua: “….’Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.’ So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.”
Only way through
When Moses held up his hands, Israel prevailed, but when he lowered them in weariness, the enemy had an advantage. Notice how his posture improved the difficult situation they were in? You see, God wants us to trust Him. He wants us to surrender it all at His feet. He wants us to trust that He will see us through.
God wants us to trust Him. He wants us to surrender it all at His feet. He wants us to trust that He will see us through.
Today, many of us are weary. Like Moses, we’re exhausted. Whether emotionally, psychologically, or/and financially – it’s been tough. It is getting harder and harder to keep our spirit up; to keep calm; to keep on worshipping in the midst of the chaos and uncertainty. I get it! But still, I encourage you to keep your eyes fixed on Jesus; keep those hands lifted; keep on worshipping. Because believe me, that’s the only way through.
How are you responding today?