Where are you looking?

Where are you looking? / I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

This will be short and sweet because I have a beautiful 3 year old who will surely wake up and demand my attention in a few minutes (as she should!)........

I just wanted to share something that the Lord has truly laid on my heart this morning from the minute my feet hit the floor.....

Psalm 121
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

Isn't that amazing?!? The Lord of all creation holds me in His hand "from this time forth and forevermore." There is nothing I can do or say that He can't use for my good and His glory. I am so in love!

When I am faced with a trial, often my initial reaction is to look around for support or help. My good and gracious God wanted to remind me this morning that while He may very well place people in my life to support and lift me up in times of trial, it is He who provides all the help I will ever need. When my eyes start darting all around, I forget to look UP.

And Psalm 121 tells us that UP is the only direction we need.


Sweetness After the Storm

Simplicity Speaking | Sweetness After the Storm

I really don't know what told me to get up and revive my blog today, but here I am. I've attempted this several times, and it just hasn't happened. Maybe I'm in a writing mood because the kids are actually napping much longer than usual and I can steal 10 minutes of quiet in the house to think. I actually think it has more to do with the fact that as a friend of mine put it, "life seems so much sweeter today." And maybe I just wanted to document that "sweet" feeling.

You see, our community was impacted by a massive storm last night. There were trees down in roads and right through people's living rooms.