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Devotion

Chin Up

By Martha Noebel


I was worshipping God in chapel one afternoon. I felt compassion for the one standing next to me as she had many needs. She was longing for a touch from God. Finances, her children, her home, all these issues and more were weighing her down. As a single mom, she was struggling as you can imagine. It seemed like she was drowning in all the problems.

Then the Spirit of the Lord spoke to me to tell her to "Chin Up." It was like she was in a sea of situations and if she could just get her chin up, then she would not drown. I thought that sounded funny but you know it is true. If spiritually she would get her chin up, then what she would be doing is tilting her head back and looking up. Looking Up! That's the answer. She would be looking to the only One who could meet her every need.

Sometimes we need that gentle reminder to look up. The Word says:

"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;" Hebrews 12:2a KJV

"Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life." Jude 1:21 KJV

God will meet our needs because He loves us so much. His mercies are new every morning. Whatever we are going through, our breakthrough is right around the corner.

Here is a good scripture on breaking through. God wants us to break through every circumstance. He wants to lead us into a place of victory.

"One who breaks open the way will go up before them; they will break through the gate and go out. Their king will pass through before them, the Lord at their head." Micah 2:13 NLT

When Jesus needed a miracle, He chinned up. He looked up to the Father and prayed. Matthew 14:19 NIV says:

"And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people."

What was the end result? Verse 20 states,

"They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over."

That was no small task as there were about five thousand men, women and children fed. Now that was a miracle.

Our deliverance is promised to us. Our miracles are coming. We need to continue looking up to God for the answers, trusting Him for the end results.

I will take a stand for my family and myself so we can breakthrough in all areas. I will not be defeated. You can join me in this attitude of winning. Chin Up! Look up! It's miracle time.

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