Lift Your Eyes

I will lift my eyes to the hills…

When I’m struggling with emotional or physical pain that drags on and on, I typically want to look down and contemplate how unfair life seems. But I’ve learned from experience that doing the very opposite is the key to victory. The Psalmist writes, “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2).

But that makes no sense!

Yea, I get that. But why not look up? There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain. Look to God, pray, meditate on His Word, give thanks, sing His praise, and contemplate His love for you. I know it’s hard to go against our natural instinct, which typically is to wallow in pain. I’ve been been there. But do me a favor, just peek upwards, go ahead, even for a moment…

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This Too Shall Pass

Be encouraged. This too shall pass!

Heartache is tough … it hurts deep within the soul, weighs the heart down, and troubles the mind. But in our pain God offers us hope. That hope is His presence.

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18).

Praying that any pain you’re experiencing will fade away, and that you’ll soon be feeling happier and healthier. In the meantime,

Fix your eyes on Jesus,

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Are You in Deep Waters?

Have you ever felt like you’re in deep waters and running out of strength to stay afloat?

Have you ever been hurt or rejected to the point of feeling like you’re drowning in pain?

Have you ever felt helpless to overcome troubling thoughts, lost in a sea of bitter memories and regrets?

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your list of “to do’s”?

If so, take comfort in these words from our Heavenly Father God—

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