Monday, January 30, 2017

Lift Up Your Eyes

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?- Psalm 121:1

Do you ever have problems so perplexing the answers are impossible to find?  I suppose that is a universal problem because we have devised numerous "catchy" things to say to ourselves and others when we have difficulty getting our lives in balance.  Among the answers we come up with are things like, "keep your chin up," or "hang in there, things will get better." 

From our text the Psalmist declares he lifts up his eyes toward the mountains, recognizing the need for us to keep looking up.  Still we suffer with looking down, sometimes to seek the sympathy of those who are having a better day.  When that happens, we are ripe for regular "pity trips." If any of this sounds familiar it comes from you experiencing the same thing.

A car doesn't start......trouble with the problems......cranky neighbors......any number of things that produce negatives.  We find ourselves sinking lower than a snake's belly and don't know which way to turn.  Does God want his children living like this?

Our answer comes from this same Psalm, in the very next verse.

My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.- Psalm 121:2

The answers to life's dilemma is always found in God.  He is with you and promises to never leave you. Look up.....he is always there.

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