Look up!

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.


Filed under Old Testament, Psalms, Worry

2 responses to “Look up!

  1. 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?

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