Soul Peaceful: Higher

Monday, May 04, 2020

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
(Isaiah 55:9)

Do you feel like you're in a pit and can't climb your way out? Do you feel like you're in a valley and can't run fast enough to get through? The answers you seek and the peace you need are higher than you can reach.

The original meaning of higher in this verse is taken from the Hebrew word, Gabahh, which means to soar, be lofty, to be haughty, to be exalted and lifted high, and to be proud to raise up to great heights or upward.

The human eye cannot measure the distance between the heavens and the earth, and honestly, we can't measure the distance between this current trial called COVID-19 and victory on the other side of it...BUT GOD CAN! Just because we can’t measure it doesn’t mean God isn't in control! His thoughts and ways are so beyond us that He cannot be tripped up by our anxieties! His love is elevated to a height that we cannot comprehend.

His plans are higher than our problems
His forgiveness is higher than our fears
His answers are higher than our anxieties
His holiness is higher than our hatred
His peace is higher than our pain
His healing is higher than our heaviness
His direction is higher than our depression
His wealth is higher than our worry
His salvation is higher than our sin

It's quite possible that you can't work, strategize, plan, or hustle your way out of your current predicament. Maybe you're simply looking for a word that's going to help you level up. Perhaps you need a new view!

If there is an obstacle in your way, it’s time to move higher! This short breathing exercise will help you soar above what's bothering you or pulling you backward.

To get through and possibly beyond this season you may need to trust in and surrender to the One whose thoughts and ways are HIGHER so that you can look down on your situation from a different perspective! Shift your mind from thinking about the same old mess and stress down here...GO HIGHER! Choose a different route than the one that has left you depleted. GO HIGHER!

When you set your mind on things above your mountains will appear miniature.


Dear Lord, we try to wrap our minds around how expansive your ways are, and many times we just can't comprehend. Therefore, we thank you for your Spirit who comforts us and gives us peace that passes all understanding. We pray that as we dwell in you, you exalt us, raise us, and lift us higher than this pandemic, these panic attacks, and higher than the people who try to keep us down! We praise you for your perfect and higher ways and thoughts! In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen! 

Until next time my dears...

Be Soul Peaceful,

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