Arise, LORD!

Do you ever wonder just where God is? Is He missing in action when you need Him most? Or maybe, just maybe, it’s YOU who is missing in action! Could it be?

Many times it is. It is with me as well. We get in messes and expect God to clean them up. We make our own beds, then refuse to sleep in them. And because He is our Father, and we know He loves us, and we also know the promises He has made to His children, then we think it is His responsibility to ‘fix it’.

Consider this: Perhaps it is not that He should fix things for us, but that we should take the responsibility to look after ourselves. Yes, that’s right. We might just need to step up to the plate, put the toast in the toaster, turn the light on the top floor on. It might be that we are supposed to be filled with integrity, not impropriety. We should display wisdom, not foolishness. We are to be willing to pay the piper for the mistakes we make, the ones that if we were paying attention, or taking our time to consider them, or praying about them before we do them, that we probably would not have made them at all.

Yes, God is our provider, our healer, our everything. And yes, He places His angels around us for our protection and guidance, and He wants us to come to Him with our concerns and troubles. But He also wants praise. He wants what any father wants…His children to show Him love, respect, and gratitude.

So step back, think about it, and quit complaining when things don’t work out the way you think they should. God is still in your corner, but He would like you to show that you can take what He has given you to figure out what steps you should take to get out of that corner, on your own. Give Him praise always, in the good and the bad. And never, ever take Him for granted. For we have been blessed to be called His children.

‘Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless.’ Psalm 10:12

Are we ‘the helpless’? Sometimes, yes. But God did not expect us to be so. He has equipped us to be able to stand on His word, to share it, and to show His Son to the world. We are the salt and the light of the world, and He is with us always. How, then, could we ever consider ourselves helpless?

Arise, O my LORD!






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