She was told, “Always look up.” An anonymous writer noted: “Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.” Although the words are very similar, the view they express is different. The first lady understood that looking up meant seeking the high road in moral standards and having a respect for yourself. The second writer was describing the hope all humans can have in a Creator.
God expects us to remain humble in His presence, but if we think we have no worth at all, we are not aware of the value He places on the humans He has created. God stated that His creation of humans was “very good” (Genesis 1:31 Genesis 1:31And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
American King James Version×). We do have lofty goals to reach when we seek to please Him, and that search can only be successful if we hold fast to a high moral code of conduct. When we look up to God in faith, all things work for our good (Romans 8:28 Romans 8:28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
American King James Version×, Romans 8:39 Romans 8:39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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