Psalm 123: 1
I lift up my eyes to you, to you whose throne is in heaven. NIV
This is such a powerful reminder not to worry.
My propensity to worry is all about where I put my focus.
If I want to be worry free, I can’t look ahead. If I look to the future, my focus will be on things I cannot control.
I can’t look back. If I dwell on the mistakes of my past, my attention will be diverted by things I cannot change.
I can’t look down. If I look down at my own feet, I’ll be tempted to try to make things right under my own power.
It is only when I look up, to God, when I put my full focus on Him, that I can achieve a life free of worry.
That’s what I’ll think about today.
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I pictured that scenario in my mind just now. I have balance issues these days and thought “wow, I hope I am not carrying anything when I have to look up!”. I guess that is the whole point, I better not be carrying anything or I will fall over. Looking up with nothing in my hands doesn’t sound that difficult. I wonder how many times I will have to remind myself of that today?
I love that! Looking up with empty hands allows me to offer myself up for whatever His purpose might be in this moment. Thanks for that!!