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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To Our Heavenly Father

To God, Happy Father’s Day!

I’m blessed to have a wonderful father whom I love. He’s generous and kind, and has always been there for me. This morning I wished him happy Father’s Day.

I also want to give a shout of praise and adoration to my Heavenly Father God…

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY 🧡

Love, your daughter

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What’s the Most Important Thing to do Today?

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Is your “to do list” packed for the day? Mine is, and several items are already screaming and scrambling for first place. I’m certain many of you can relate.

Let’s take a deep breath before we begin the day and tell God how awesome He is! He should be the most important focus of our day, from which everything else finds its meaning. For in Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28).

What’s the most important thing to do today? Praise the Lord! This is why we were created. Let’s acknowledge Him in all we do, thank Him, and delight in Him, for He is worthy of all glory, honor, and praise.

PRAISE THE LORD, oh my soul, with my whole heart I will praise your holy name!

Psalm 103

“Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.

Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.

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Mourning into Dancing!

“You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy.” – Psalm 30:11

Are you feeling sad? Be encouraged. God can turn your mourning into joyful dancing! He did it for me, and He can do it for you.

Trust Him through the valley.

Know that He LOVES YOU.

Hold onto His promises.

Praise Him in the storm!

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Unwavering Worship [encouraging thoughts for those in pain]

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Love’s Gentle Nudge . . .

When physical or emotional pain feels all-consuming, it can be hard to stay focused on certain Bible truths, like “God is good”, and “God is loving and faithful.” Consequently it can be tempting to refrain from praise and worship, and wallow in self-pity or doubt. And yet choosing this course never helps. In fact it only hinders our healing. So what do we do?

We must never allow the circumstances of life to affect our worship. Rather, we must let our fervent and heartfelt worship affect the circumstances of life. It’s not easy…but it is possible, by God’s grace.

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