Revive Me, Week 42–A Year of Growing Stronger in the Lord
Lift Your Eyes
I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.
This psalm has been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember. It’s a beautiful reminder of God’s care. When you’re hurting, lift your eyes to the One who wants to help you. When you’re afraid of what lies ahead, remember your Protector.
How easy it is to feel alone! How quickly I become overwhelmed. “I will lift up my eyes.” God is there. He is helping, keeping, shading, and preserving ME. The God of heaven and earth watches over ME.
“We have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You” (2 Chron. 20:12).
Sometimes I need a reminder to lift my eyes.
Suggestions for the Week:
- Memorize Psalm 121.
- Read Psalm 123:1 and Isa. 40:26.
- Think of examples of those in the Bible who looked up in their distress.
Read it. Memorize it. Live it.