There’s almost no worse feeling than powerlessness.

I’m not talking about your phone taking its last gasps at 7%, I’m talking about true powerlessness–those moments when you lack the ability to control your own destiny, when you feel like there is nothing left in the battery of your own life.

What do you do then?

King Solomon gave some great advice to his son that applies when we are feeling the most powerless.

“The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens; by his knowledge the deeps broke open, and the clouds drop down the dew.” (Proverbs 3:19-20)

Here’s Solomon’s advice:

Look Up.

No really…look up.  As you look into the heavens, you will see the power and majesty of God’s handiwork.  Everything up there, he created.  In his wisdom and understanding, he crafted the clouds, the sun, the moon, the stars, and even lonely disregarded Pluto.

But don’t stop there…

Look Down.

See the little drop of dew on the blade of grass at your feet?  God created that, too.  He bound some Hydrogen with some Oxygen and placed it onto that leaf.

In his wisdom and understanding, in his power, he created all that.  And that same God is on your side.

You feel powerless because you are.

But the God of the Universe, who flexed his might to spin the universe into existence, loved you so much that he stepped into the powerless form of humanity to save you.  Jesus used his power to save the powerless.

“My son, do not lose sight of these – keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck. Then you will walk on your way securely, and your foot will not stumble. If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes, or the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.” (Proverbs 3:21-26)

When you feel powerless, look up, look down, and look to Jesus and he himself will be your confidence.

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