PPIL (See explanation below):
Psalm 60:11 NKJV - "Give us help from trouble, for the help of man is useless."
2 Chronicles 20:12 NKJV - "O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You."
This is the first in a series of POWERFUL PASSAGES that can IMPACT LIFE. In my own experience I have found various passages from the Bible that have had a profound affect on my ministry and I'd like to share them with you from time to time. Watch for the PPIL identifier. That will mean these kind of passages are being shared with you.
These two portions of Scripture have kept me from relying on the wrong source for helping me through difficult situations. "My eyes are upon You" directs me to keep the Lord as the first resort when I'm distressed, not the last thing I do when all else fails. Praying to God is POWERFUL!! That's what Jehoshaphat did in 2 Chronicles 20. The Psalmist made it clear that the "help of man is useless." When "insurmountable" dilemmas loom in front of me, I turn to the One who can do the impossible! Nothing is beyond God's ability. When the mountain top seems beyond my ability to reach; when the enemy seems to be focusing all his arsenal against me; when even my best friends are absent, and as the old hymn says, "when comforts flee," then I've found that falling down before the Lord and crying to Him to help is the best action to take.
I encourage you to learn to "turn your eyes upon Jesus" and find in Him the One, and usually the ONLY One, who can bring you through the trials of life and lift your spirits to heights of joy you never thought possible! WATCH for the PPIL tomorrow!! It's the "sequel" to the passages above!
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.