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).
I always struggled to understand this verse. The thought of standing in a field and looking at hills was so strange to me, but I knew there was hidden importance if only I took the time to search His word. In the middle of a transitioning season of life, this scripture was spoken over my life and preached to me numerous times.
We tend to focus only on what is right in front of us. I see the doctor’s report; I see the stack of bills that is growing; and I can see and feel the wear and tear of everyday life. These are very real issues that cloud our vision every single day, and it’s so easy to become consumed by them.
But, what if we looked up? What if we stopped spending the majority of our time looking around us, and turned our gaze upward? What would the result be if we shifted our focus from the earthly to the heavenly? I believe we would be able to say as boldly as the Psalmist has that our help comes from the Lord, the one who made heaven and earth! The dynamic changes when we avert our eyes from the problem to the problem-solver.
We must truly seek God in every season, in every trial and in every decision. Let’s determine today to only seek God; to need nothing except more of Him.
Prayer: I am so thankful today, Lord, that you are my help, and you are a creative God. You can take a hopeless situation and create something beautiful from it. Today, I determine to only pursue you, and to take my eyes off of my surroundings and place my focus on You.
Devotion by Caitlin Walker