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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of "Every Dark Cloud has a Silver Lining" (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (02/28/08)

TITLE: THE LIFTER UP OF MY HEAD
By Henrietta W. Romman
02/29/08


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THE LIFTER UP OF MY HEAD


Have any of us ever seen or experienced anything as hard as the “I Can’t Do it

Syndrome” when it plagues us continually at some point or another in our life? This

happens when the crisis tends to appear to us…somehow bigger than the hand of our

heavenly Father.

There are many necessary tasks we deem quite difficult. Once this is stamped in our

mind it is better to seek God, pray to find courage if we can. Now is a time that strange

events around us may bring more caution to most of us. We need to wake up and know

that the rivers of God will never run dry. Come look with me at Psalm 3:3. (KJV)

“But thou O lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.”

We all know that God is with us even when our circumstances make us believe

otherwise. As long as we trust Him, it will forever be what preacher Paul has taught us by

saying in Philippians 4:13: (KJV)“Ï can do all things in Christ which strengthens me”

How To Adopt A “Can-Do-It” Attitude.

1- Let us set an aim for overcoming our fear with a beautiful and encouraging Bible verse

like Paul’s Phil. 4:13

2- Let us put our all in all in whatever we have to do and say…even if and when it seems

very difficult…KNOWING that Jesus is truly with us to help us out.


3- Let us keep our trust in our Father to the full: He will help us to do even what losers

refuse to do.

As we use these three principles and put them into practice, the Lord God helps us

to develop courage and give us more helpful hints for ourselves and for those around us.

This true story in the book “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” by A. L. Griffith says it all.

It is about a young Korean exchange student, back in 1958. He was a leader in Christian

circles at the University of Pennsylvania. One evening as he was putting a letter for his

parents in the mailbox; the story says, “without a word eleven leather-jacketed teen aged

boys beat him with a black-jack and a lead pipe …and left him lying dead in a gutter.”

All the state of Philadelphia cried out for vengeance. But not the student’s parents:

Although bereaved and heart broken, they sent a letter saying,

“Our family has decided to petition that the most generous treatment within the laws

of your government be given to those who committed this criminal act…. In order to

give evidence of our sincere hope contained in this request, we decided to save some

money, to start a fund to be used for the religious, educational, vocational and social

guidance of the boys when they are released. We dared to express our hope with a spirit

we received from the Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ who died for our sins.”

Dear friends, do you realize what these parents did??

They listened to the full promises Jesus Christ gave in the Book of God…

Our great Savior is alive! As part of this good hymn says, “The body they may kill… Yet

Jesus abides still. Amen”


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Shirley McClay 03/07/08
A great encouragement for me as I am going through some stuff right now... "“But thou O lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.”

We all know that God is with us even when our circumstances make us believe otherwise."
Beth LaBuff 03/07/08
I love the verse you quote (Psalm 3:3) and your title taken from this verse. This sentence is stated so eloquently, “This happens when the crisis tends to appear to us…somehow bigger than the hand of our heavenly Father.” If we could just grasp that thought, how much less stress we would feel in our lives. I like your “Adopt a ’Can-Do-It’ Attitude.” The story you tell about the Korean exchange student is amazing…what a testament to what God can do through those in tune to God’s Spirit. You’ve written a very nice devotional.
c clemons03/11/08
Very nice devotional with some of my favorite scriptures. A little work with form and structure and this will shine.