This Month's Promise

“Wait for the Lord; Be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”

- (Psalm 27:14)


Read: Psalm 121: 1-8


LIFT UP YOUR EYES TO THE LORD


“I lift up my eyes to you, to you whose throne is in heaven.” (Psalm 123.1)


Psalm 121 was designed to be sung in view of the mountains of Jerusalem. It is an evening song for the sacred band of pilgrims to be sung in the last night watch. This Psalm encourages and strengthens our faith and hope in God. Being burdened with effects of worldly pleasures and also with other cares and troubles we can by no means ascend to the Lord who is at the top of so high a mountain and so with the Psalmist let us lift up our eyes of our hearts and minds towards our Lord and let us cry for help to come down from Him to us. Let us look away from slanderers and other evil people who torment us and look to the Lord who sees everything from His dwelling place. Help comes to us only from above, so let us lift up our eyes with hope, expectation, desire and confidence. Satan will endeavor to keep our eyes upon our sorrows and problems that we may be discouraged. But let us firmly resolve that we will look up to the Lord whose throne is in heaven. (Psalm 123.1) They who lift up their eyes to the eternal hills shall soon have their hearts lifted up also. So let us lift up our eyes to God’s divine attributes, His unchanging promises, His covenant, His providence, and His proved faithfulness and when we do so, our help comes from Him. His help is powerful, efficient and constant. His help will not fail to reach us in due time, for He who sends it to us is never known to be too late. Jehovah who created all things is near us in every situation. Our paths of life may be dangerous and difficult, but we will stand firm for the Lord will not permit our feet to slip. The Lord who is the Maker of heaven and earth does not slumber nor sleep.


So dear friends, let us not look elsewhere for help. Even the highest places of the earth cannot afford us shelter. Let us lift up our eyes heavenward and look at the King of kings seated on the throne with majesty and splendor.




PRAYER: Heavenly Father, my eyes look up to you for help in this troubled situation. I look with hope and joyful expectation. I am sure your help will come at the right time and you will never let my foot slip for you are my Creator and my Savior as well. Amen.