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Have you experienced pressure recently? Pressure makes life harder. It depresses your thoughts, attitudes, and perspective.
In the Old Testament book of Exodus, we find God’s people facing a time of great pressure. For 430 years they were subjected to slavery under the hand of the Egyptians. The Bible tells us that during these 4+ centuries the Israelites “groaned” under the pressure. Their situation caused them to continually cry out to God for help.
God heard their groaning. At just the right time He showed up on the scene and delivered His people. He turned their sighs of pain into songs of joy. As they looked up to Him, He looked down on them with compassion and helped them.
What should you do when the pressure of life come down hard on you? Keep looking up and crying out to God. Turn your eyes and heart toward the One who can and will help you.
The psalm writer reminded us of this in Psalm 121:1, 2 (NIV) “I lift up my eyes to the hills — where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.”
Keep looking up. God is at work, even when you can’t see Him. In the toughest times, God can still be trusted. He will help you!