"...give yourself fully to the Lord, Who is the Lifter of Your Head."
It is God’s nature to lift up, to fortify, and to strengthen. It is Who He is in you. And greater is He that is in you, than anything or anyone or any lie whispered in our ear. It is Jesus who lifts us up above what tries to defeat us. His higher perspective, not my lowly defeated perspective, is the truth we cling to. We must close our ears to the lies.
You don’t need the world’s advice to "pull yourself up by the bootstraps"; rather, give yourself fully to the Lord, Who is the Lifter of Your Head. He is the One who comes through in your weakest state to lift up and strengthen you in the power of His might. To Him be the glory and honor and praise forever!
When your head is down and you are feeling the weight of the world because of your circumstances, your fears, your failures, your enemies, or the blues that won’t let up, remember this: you have One Who is ready to lift you up above all these things and seat you next to Him so that you can see from His view. He is in control of all things concerning you. He will lift you up as you yield all things to Him.
Instead of beating yourself up, beat the winter blues and rise up and follow Christ as He leads you and your children to the cross as you keep them Home Where They Belong.
Deborah Wuehler is Senior Editor for TOS, wife to Richard, with eight children ages 27 to 10. She writes for The Homeschool Minute (www.TheHomeschoolMinute.com), is on YouTube with Schoolhouse Devotions, pointing homeschool families to Christ as they keep their children Home Where They Belong!
Copyright 2018, The Old Schoolhouse®. Used with permission. All rights reserved by the Author. Originally appeared in the Winter 2018 issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, the trade publication for homeschool moms. Read The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine free at www.TOSMagazine.com, or download the free reader apps at www.TOSApps.com for mobile devices. Read the STORYof The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine and how it came to be.
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