Prayer: Dear Maker of Heaven and Earth, we need Your help today. Give us the strength we need to weather the storms or to bask in the sunshine. Amen

Scripture: I lift up my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth. Matthew 6:26 NIV

After being cooped up inside for many rainy days, the arrival of the sun finally brings us a breath of fresh air. This stifled feeling can also be felt right before winter or spring break for both teachers and students. Today’s verse reminds us that the Lord recognizes our need for help. We might look for it in the next break, but the Lord reminds us to look up. Just like when the sun appears from behind the clouds, the Maker of Heaven and Earth will shine strength on us if we ask. The following verse says, “He will not let your foot slip, He who watches over you will not slumber” (Matt. 6:27). On those rainy days, it is comforting to know that the Lord is watching over us. He is amid the rainstorm and the sunshine and all we must do is ask for His help. Setting an alarm on our phone can remind us to look up for our strength, even if our current “up” is not the mountains, but the ceiling right above us.

Copyright Dr. Heather Hewitt.

Dr. Hewitt is an adjunct instructor for the School of Education at Liberty University.

To connect with Dr. Hewitt, email drheatherhewitt@gmail.com.

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