I Lift Up My Eyes

I lift up my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2

I love mountains and rolling hills! They always give me such a feeling of peace and strength, and I do enjoy their scenic beauty! I have always been so fortunate to live in an area where I am surrounded by them, and they are a constant reminder of God’s power and goodness to us.

How grateful we can be that no matter where we live, we can always lift up our eyes and remember the incredible faithfulness of the God who loves us. How our hearts are lifted as we look to the heavens in gratitude to our Creator and Sustainer of life whose love and care are constant in our lives.

This verse comes from another one of those beautiful Psalms written by David who was certainly able to look back over his life and see all the “mountains and valleys” that God had carried him through. He had first hand knowledge of all God was able to do and had experienced His love and grace. He depended on His protection and care and God never let Him down. His eyes were always on Him in times of need and not on the enemies that surrounded him. God knew His heart and He was faithful to him.

May we, too, always keep our eyes focused on God and lift our hearts to Him as we trust in His loving presence and care.

Prayer

Our most gracious and loving God, we thank you that we can cry out to you in our times of need and that we have the assurance that you will always be ready to give the help we need. We thank you for the beauty of your creations and for your goodness to us. Amen

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