In a park near our home there’s a trail I enjoy walking on.  Along one section there’s a panoramic view of red sandstone rocks in the Garden of the Gods with the majestic 14, 115-foot Pike Peak behind them.  From time to time though, I find myself walking that section occupied with some problem and looking down at the wide, smooth trail. If no one is around, I may stop and say aloud, “David, look up!”

The Psalms Known as “Songs of Ascents” (Psalm 120-134) were sung by the people of Israel as they walked the road up to Jerusalem to attend the three annual pilgrim festivals. Psalm 121 begins, “I will lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from?” (v.1).  The answer follows, “My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth” (V.2).  The Creator is not an aloof being, but a companion who is always with us, always awake to our circumstances (vv. 3-7), guiding and guarding our journey through life “both now and forevermore” (v.8).

Along life’s path, how we need to keep our eyes fixed on God our source of help.  When we’re feeling overwhelmed and discouraged, its all right to say aloud, “Look Up!”

Keep your eyes on God – your source of help.


Taken from our Daily Bread Devotional 2017