For a large part of my life, I believed I’d simply been dealt a bad hand. I had thoughts like this: “Things work against me. No one is for me. The world will hurt me. People are out to get me. I can’t trust anybody. I am at risk of being continually injured or stranded. Bad circumstances find me.”
Struggling. To. Be. Okay.
Annoyed….Others. Have. It. Better.
Defined. By. My. History.
Have you, like me, allowed internal definitive statements to define your identity? Are you unsure how to climb out of the pit of injustice you’ve found yourself in?
Incredibly, God’s Word shows us the way. God has clear-cut, straightforward instruction for those who have been punched one too many times by the constant onslaught of the world. For those whose stomach feels like it is caving in and they’re about to give up.
Here it is…(notice the two main call-to-action points included within this statement):
“If you… 1.) listen to the commands of the Lord your God and 2.) carefully obey them, (then) the Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always have the upper hand.” Deut. 28:13
If you listen and obey…
Then you’ll have – not the bad hand – but always, the upper hand.
You won’t be the tail that gets stomped all over, but the head that is wise, smart and full of God’s truth.
Jesus, as the head, will get in your head and change the world of hurts you’ve been living in. Give Him a shot. Listen, obey and find yourself ahead.
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What version of Deut 28:13 are you quoting. I cannot find any version that says “upper hand”
I was wondering that, also. Can’t find. Can you help?
I was wondering that also. Can’t find “upper hand”. Can you help?
I always like that verse.
Everything changes when we get God’s perspective, doesn’t it!
I have wasted my life helping the poor and Sharing the gospel while my fellow believers friends have focused on their own life behaved selfish and ran after money. They are rhe head and I am poor and sick. God has helped the selfish and left those who have seeks Good of others on the sidelines. Poor and sick.
I am a dog and waiting for him to throw crumbs. But he is too busy feeding his disgraceful children