"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:2
"Looking unto Jesus." Who do you look to for help when you are facing problems and difficulties? Who do you look to when you don't know what to do or which direction to turn? Who do you look to when life seems to be getting the best of you, when peace eludes you, when the answers are not easily found?
We tend to look to man- family, friends, government officials, doctors, legal professionals, etc. While God does use people to help us, they are not our Helper. They should never be the first ones that we run to for help. Their counsel should never be heeded above the counsel of God. Our faith and trust should not grounded in what man can do for us. It should always be in the Lord.
I want to leave you with one thing to think about this morning- to whom are you looking? Is Jesus at the top or bottom of your list of sources of help? Do you look to Him first or last? Do you seek out people or Him for help? Look at your life and take note of where the first place you look is in times of difficulties.
Have a great day. Who are you looking to for help?
For further reading:
Psalm 34:4; 77:2
2 Chronicles 26:5