Daily Delight

Saturday, July 2, 2016

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 121:1-2, NIV).

What you look for is what you will see. 

This truth has convicted me as well as freed me. It has made sense of a lot of heartache as well as joy in my life.

Recently, I found myself swallowed up with negativity, frustrations and failures. I felt trapped by my feelings. All I could see was how everything was not as I hoped it would be, and I was drowning in my inability to fix my situation or myself. I was tired, unhappy, and pretty moody. I felt alone, uncared for, exhausted, and overwhelmed. Then I realized what I was looking at: nothing but the negatives and the challenges of my situation. 

My situation was challenging. But looking at and focusing on the negatives only made it harder. It made me believe it was too hard for me, that I was not prepared for it, and that I could not handle it. The more I looked at the negatives, the more I justified my bad attitude and negative disposition.
Once I changed my focus, almost everything changed. The situation did not change – not one detail of it changed; but as my focus changed, I changed. I began to believe I could handle what I was facing because I knew God put me there. I believed I was prepared because God had been guiding me every step of the way. I knew it was not too hard for me because God would give me the grace I needed – and His grace is enough.

What you look for is what you will see.

So what are you looking for? Look for God. Look for the good in your situation. Look for grace. You’ll find it.

In the midst of whatever you’re facing today, lift your eyes. Change your focus. Ask God what it is He wants you to see. Remember that He is with you, He guides you, and His grace is enough for whatever you’re facing. You don’t walk alone. 

If I keep my eyes on God, I won’t trip over my own feet. -Psalm 25:15 (the message) 


About the Author

Stacey Welch≫ ≫ Stacey is a daughter, sister, friend, leader, learner, roommate, lover of coffee, chocolate chip cookies, and the moon, and most of all a girl trying to work out God’s grace on the journey. Her love for Jesus and the Word of God spill out of every word she writes and is her hope for life. She is passionate about people grabbing onto God’s love and promises. Stacey is a Cincinnati girl residing in Northern Illinois and spends her days loving on the cutest little boy with Down syndrome.


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