Looking to God

“…God…we do not know what to do, but we look to you.” 2 Chron. 20:12 (HCSB)

Do any of you need this verse today? Sometimes the very best thing to share is simply a message from the Word of God.

When my friend Amy and her son Kyler died so tragically last year, this verse was my heart’s cry — and I’m not sure I was even aware of the verse at the time. It was just all I knew to do.

In fact, I wrote something like this on my Facebook status an hour or so after learning of her death: “Am heartbroken over Amy… no words… my heart aches for each loved one hurting right now… Lord, please carry them, please hold them… and please be with our church… we’ve suffered so much loss lately… We look to you, oh Lord…”

When dark or confusing times roll in and overwhelm us and threaten to bury us under a load of grief or worry, I pray we’ll each remember to cry out, even if only in whispered pain, “Oh, Lord, we look to you…”

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

*Flickr photo by evoo73, Creative Commons License


  1. Thanks Cheryl. I needed this tonight. Your blog is such a blessing.

  2. You’re welcome, Lisa. So glad it ministered to you!

  3. Exactly the word my heart needs tonight… when we don’t know what else to do… look to Jesus!


  4. Elaine, what a blessing to know that you found a word here to minister to you during such a time of need. Keep looking to Him. Love you!

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog, Cheryl. Such a timely message; one of our school families lost their son in Afghanistan this summer, and there have certainly been times when that’s all they could do is look to God. Those broken vessels end up being used by Him in so many ways, as long as they allow Him to put them back together HIS way. Blessings to you… your blog is beautiful!

  6. Pam, thanks so much for your sweet words and for coming over to visit me, too. Love getting to know new folks through blogging. What you share is so true — thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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