Look Past The Bully

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Faith looks past intimidating circumstances to the God who is greater than our circumstances and in control of them.

Imagine a bully threatening a child.? The bully snarls and growls and the child trembles before him.? The bully’s huge in the child’s eyes until he sees his father walking up quietly behind the intimidator who is unaware of the man approaching.? When the child looks past the bully to see his father towering over him, he doesn?t seem so frightening any more.

“What’s that you were saying?” the child asks.? “What did you say you were going to do to me?? Tell me again – only louder.”

When the child looks past the bully to see his father standing there, all fear evaporates.? We must look past the circumstances that threaten to bully us to see our mighty Father standing behind them.? David tells us what to do:

My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for he will pluck my feet out of the net (Psalm 25:15)

David kept his eyes on the Lord and not on the net.

Keep your eyes on the Lord today, no matter what you’re going through.? Keep your eyes on the Lord, not your future or your loneliness or your finances or your problems with your teenager.? Look past your sickness and pain to see the Lord who is infinitely greater.? Keep your eyes ever toward the Savior, for he will pluck your feet out of whatever threatens to engulf you.? Look past whatever you? fear and fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of your faith.

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I’m a pastor at Saving Grace Church in Indiana, PA. I’m married to Kristi, have 5 kids, and a growing number of grandkids. I enjoy songwriting, oil painting and coffee, not necessarily in that order.