Lifted Eyes

Psalm 123:1 – To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!

Martin Luther once said that “Great and weighty matters may be comprised in a few words, if they proceed from the spirit and the unspeakable groanings of the heart… Every prayer is long enough if it [is] fervent and proceed[s] from a heart that [understands] the necessity of the saints.” In other words, prayers don’t always have to be long and drawn out. A prayer of few, passionate, honest words can have just as much weight as an extended prayer. Psalm 123 is a prime example of a short, but powerful way to look to God for guidance during affliction.

The best thing you can do during times of crisis is to look to God and have faith that He will help His people. Rather than looking around you at your circumstances or toward whatever may be standing in your way, lift your eyes and look to your Master and Rewarder.

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Almighty Heavenly Father, I know I don’t always need a lot of words to speak to you. Today, I simply choose to lift my eyes to You and trust that You have everything under control. God, You are the one we can all find hope in. I praise you for that.


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