Do you know what Jesus did during times of trouble?
Well, the answer is — Jesus prayed when He faced troubles and received strength from God to overcome them. There is great strength in prayer and so in these last days we need to be praying more fervently than before and get strength from God to overcome every trial and situation.
And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.Luke 22:41-42
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Luke 21:28
What does lifting up our heads refers to?
- Having a life of prayer
- Seeking help from God like David
- Trusting God for everything
There is no help or strength received from God for those who do not lift up their heads. People who are found in such a state are mostly bound to the cares, fleeting pleasures, riches and wealth of the world. St.John is exhorting the believers in 1 John 2:15-17 to not love the world neither the things of the world. Those who love the world, the love of the Father isn’t present in them.
What is in the world?
- Lust of the eyes
- Lust of the flesh
- Pride of life
Demas was a very helpful minister alongside St.Paul, while they ministered together. 2 Timothy 4:10. But then, he left ministering because he loved the world more and departed from St.Paul.
May the Lord help us to love Him alone more than all, to lift up our heads and watch because the day of redemption is drawing nigh.
Be blessed 💕