Raise Your Hands
When the battle is hard, when you don’t see the light, when you feel like you’ve lost
And you don’t even see a glimmer of light.
Raise your hands.
When you have no words,
Raise your hands to the sky.
When the battle seems like it gets harder,
Raise your hands to God above.
And when you have no strength left to raise your hands –
Let your friends, raise your hands.
Just like Moses’ friends raised his hands when he had no strength (this is why you need community).
“And Moses' hands were heavy: so they took a stone, and put under him, and he sat on it: and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands on both sides. And it came to pass that his hands were not weary until sunset.” Exodus 17:12
Let’s be like Moses who discovered that when his arms were raised towards the sky, towards God, he began to win the battle (read the story in Exodus 17). Moses also learned that when he dropped his arms to his side, things shifted and they started to lose the battle.
“And when Moses lifted up his hands, Israel overcame: but if he let them down a little, Amalec overcame.” Exodus 17:11
So yes, lift your hands – before your breakthrough. Before the battle has been won, because our praise will lead us to the breakthrough. And when you have lost your voice, or your strength in your arms – let your community lift them up and keep you steady like Aaron and Hur did for Moses.
If you are not a part of a community that can help you lift your hands, join a 423 Group here.
Contributor: Liana R.