Keep Ya Head Up – Quintrell Hollis
Tupac’s timeless classic “Keep Ya Head Up” served as a tribute to women experiencing tough times. You know the words: “Ooh child things are going to get easier, ooh child things will get brighter.” Women who were outcast by society, women who were forgotten about, women who were feeling down on themselves, etc., Tupac wanted them to know their worth. He wanted them to know that they had no reason to hang their head. He referenced how society viewed women, as well as man’s job to uplift the woman and not degrade the woman.
In Psalm 3:3, David refers to God as the “lifter of his head.” In other words, when David was feeling down, it was God who lifted up his spirit. It was God who restored his hope! It was God who restored his joy. Maybe you are like David and you don’t have a Tupac to encourage you, but no worries – this text teaches us that God will lift up our head! God will be there in your time of need! God will not judge you! God will give you the love that you need!
So the next time you are in need of a little encouragement, turn to God, because He is ready and willing to uplift you. Life will give you plenty of opportunities to hang your head, but no matter what you face, remember to keep your head up!
Scripture Reference: Psalm 3:3 “But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.” (NIV)
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to remember that it is because of You that I can walk around with my head held high. Because in you, I have the victory. You are the God who lifts up my head! In Jesus’ name, Amen.