I Lift My Eyes

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

If you’ve read my recent posts, you may have sensed a theme. As I re-read them, I realized a  theme I wasn’t even aware of. Fear.

Don’t Let Satan Steal Your Joy

The Chicken Little Effect

Who am I?

My brother-in-law, Chief, has gone through some pretty rough health issues recently. There were a lot of unknowns during that time. A lot of room for fear. Guess that’s what prompted my posts.

Fortunately, the unknowns became knowns and were dealt with without becoming worse case scenarios. Thank you, Jesus.

The unknown is a hard place to be and I don’t particularly care for it.

Not one bit.

While the unknown can be frightening, the known facts that God is sovereign, he is in control, his ways are not our ways, he is a refuge in the time of storm, his plans are for our good, not harm, give comfort.

If we let them.

But that does not mean we have to like it when we are thrown into the unknown. It means we need to turn those unknowns over to God.

Easier said than done sometimes, don’t you agree?

Here are some things I am learning to do when I find myself in the unknown.

  • Keep our eyes on Jesus.
  • Pray and clung to the hope we have in Christ Jesus.
  • Lift our eyes to the mountains and cry out to the maker of heaven and earth. The Almighty One who sits on his throne in heaven.
  • Rest in the arms of the One who can calm all fears, answer our prayers, comfort and restore our peace as only he can.

While I wish Chief did not go through what he went through, you know what I am grateful for?

I am grateful we have a loving, kind Savior who sympathizes with us because he loves us more than we could ever imagine. We have a Father who invites us to bring our requests to him, step back, and watch him work.

In a tough place right now? Facing unknowns that threaten to drown you? Let’s lift our eyes together to the One who will never leave or forsake us. The One who loves us with an everlasting love. The One who can do immeasurably more than we could ever ask … and does.

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I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1 (NIV)

I wish you well.


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