Lift up your head! There is HOPE!


“Lift up your heads, o ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of Glory shall come in”   Psalms 24:9.

In this life, we will all go through various trials and tribulations.  Almost daily, trials will come one right after the other.  No matter how hard we may try to live life stress and worry free, there is always something that can or will happen to cause us be in a whirlwind of confusion.

When God is first in our lives and priority, the enemy will get busy by attempting to make life as difficult as he can.  Trial after trial, disappointment after disappointment…

Sometimes life just seems like it will never get to the point where we are “happy” or live in a state of peace.  Likewise, it seems that others are getting blessed, they are happy and life is going all “peachy and rosey.”

On the other hand, it seems that whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.  And to add to it, it seems no one is around when we need them and we feel alone.  But you can lift up your head because God is there!  Be encouraged God sees our pain and despair; sometimes God himself will test our faith and He uses our trials to draw us nearer to Him.  He uses them to get our attention, so that we will lean, trust, and depend completely on Him!  He can and will deliver us.

So lift up your head and declare that the Lord is my Light and my Salvation!  God is the lifter of my head!  Our God is a very present help in the time of trouble!  And when you put your trust and faith in God Almighty, you can lift up our head from despair because Christ Jesus is our Hope and our Glory!

“But you, O Lord, are a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head”   Psalm 3:3.


– by Geraldine Coleman

Geraldine Coleman imageGeraldine Coleman:  Is a teacher and educator and ministers to prisoners at a prison facility where she is an instructor.




Lift up your head! There is HOPE! — 1 Comment

  1. James 1:2-4
    Amplified Bible (AMP)
    2 Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations.
    3 Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience.
    4 But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.