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Prayer: Looking To God

Where do you look, in times of crisis? Do you look at your shattered dreams and cry “I knew it wasn’t going to work”?

Do you keep looking back at the broken pieces of your relationship with bitterness in your heart?

Where do you look to when fear tries to overwhelm you? The Psalmist says:

Psalms 121:1-2 I will lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.

And again,

Psalms 34:5 They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces were not ashamed.

In the Kingdom of God, there’s a way we can look at things that we can’t see. Psalm 34:5 says they looked to God, and they were radiant.

They looked to Him even though they couldn’t see Him. (Pause and think about that).

This shows us that this type of “looking” is not the one we do with our eyes. Looking is not the same as seeing. We look at what we can’t see.

2 Corinthians 4:18 While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Looking here means using the eyes of our faith, focusing on God by faith. Focusing on the invisible. Having faith in Whom you can’t see.

Have faith in what you hope for, and trust until the day of manifestation. The Bible says we don’t walk by sight, but by faith.

They looked to Him, and they were radiant, and their faces were not ashamed. When we look towards God, we become radiant with His glory. When we look to Him, in loving trust, our faces will never be put to shame.

Let Us Pray

Most gracious and loving Father, it is You who clothes me with strength in my weakness. You are always here to help me in times of need.

Your name, oh Lord, is my strong tower; whenever I run into it, I am safe. When I call upon You in my troubles, You answer me. Oh, You overwhelm me with your goodness, dear Lord.

Today, I ask that You teach me to look to You in loving trust.

Teach me to fix my gaze on You in the entire course of my life, because those who look to you are radiant and their faces can never be put to shame.

Teach me to trust in You instead of leaning on my own understanding.

Isaiah 49:15-16 Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

Help me to trust and lean on the promises in Your Word, because Your promises are yes and they are Amen in Christ. 

Your Word today reminds me that I am as your nursing child, and You are as my mother, who will never forget me. 

You have written my name in the palm of Your hand, and I am continually in Your sight. 

May this beautiful and powerful promise always help me to look to You, my Father. I pray in the matchless name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

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