When I got on Facebook a while ago, my “memory” from 2012 really made me think. I have no idea what was going on eight years ago today, but, my status was, “Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, and faith looks up.” Don’t you love it? Why would looking back fill us with sorrow? It’s because we can’t go back and “do it over again.” We are who we are because of the past that we’ve lived. Personally, I wouldn’t want to go through all that again. It’s taken me 58 years to get to where I am. I’m proud! The past is exactly that – the past, and oh, what a lovely “present” is the “present!” Every day brings us one day closer to heaven!
The second part of the saying is probably the most prevalent in our society today. There are many worries in our world. Have you been worried that you would get the corona virus? Are you worried about your job or finances? Businesses are closed. Children will have a “six month” vacation from school this year, and life, as we have known it, will never be the same. But, we must stop looking around at each other, and especially at ourselves in the mirror, for answers. We don’t have the answers because we are going through “uncharted waters – for us. But. . . Isaiah quoted God as saying, “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” (Isaiah 43:2) “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, Watching the evil and the good.” (Proverbs 15:3) He knows what is happening in my life and in your life. He knows what is good for us. He wants us to have “the peace of God, which passes all understanding, (it) shall guard our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)
Are you looking up to God for answers? That’s what faith would have us to do. My Friends, God’s got this! “We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28) We are not alone. “We’re in this together – me and God!” As the old hymn says, may we declare, “My faith looks up to Thee. . .” For we are all – simply blessed, Courtney