If the Outlook is Disturbing, Try the Uplook

“Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens.” Psalm 123:1.

What does it mean to lift your eyes to the Lord?


Acknowledge His Sovereignty.

We lift our eyes because He is higher than we are. Isaiah focused his eyes on the throne of God and saw Him “high and lifted up” in the temple (Isa. 6:1).

He is sovereign. He is the Master; we are the servants. He is the Creator; we are the
creatures. He is the Heavenly Father; we are the children.

Admit His Sufficiency .

“Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy on us” (v. 2).

We look to Him because of His sufficiency. Whatever we need, He is able to provide. “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:19).

Accept His Sympathy.

“Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us!” the psalmist prays in verse 3.

God is generous, the Giver of every good and perfect gift.

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” (Matt. 7:11).

Acknowledge the sovereignty of God today. He is in control.

Admit His sufficiency. He can give you what you need for this day.

Then accept His Generous Sympathy.

If the outlook in your life is disturbing, try the uplook !

Do you want to praise God now for what He is to you?