1 I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sit enthroned in heaven. 2 As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he shows us his mercy. 3 Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy on us, for we have endured no end of contempt. 4 We have endured no end of ridicule from the arrogant, of contempt from the proud.
I’m learning a lot about faith at the moment. I came to God through faith for my salvation. Now, though, I’m learning to live all the other parts of my life through faith. Paul had to say something similar to the Christians in the Galatian Church. (See Galatians 3:11)
Faith looks up.
Faith says “this situation will turn around – God will get me through!” Faith looks away from the problem at hand long enough to see a Heavenly Father, who loves me, on the throne in control. Faith says His promises are stronger than the current crisis I’m facing. Faith says “wait a second – He got me through before. He will get me through again!”
I need only look up.
Heavenly Father, when have you ever let me down? Help me to live by faith and remember to look up.
Written by Boudy Van Noppen