Journal Entry ~ 06/24/19

1 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 
2 My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. 
3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.  - Psalm 121:1-3 

God never sleeps. He never gets tired of watching over us, He never takes a break from looking out for us. If you’ve been a believer for very long, there’s no doubt you’ve been told this before, but we forget this truth often. We go about our busy days and we forget or get distracted. But God never gets distracted. He is constantly looking for ways to bless us. “The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him” ~ 2 Chronicles 16:9. 

His eyes are just roaming the earth, looking for ways to protect those who love Him. God never promised us that our paths would be easy, but He did promise that He would be there with us through it all, He promised to protect us, and He promises to provide a way out of our trial. So often, we exhaust ourselves trying to do these things in our own power because we take our eyes off of Him. We grow tired of looking to Him and trusting that He’s got this, so we turn our eyes back to ourselves. 

Learning to trust that’s He’s watching over me when things are difficult has been one of the most challenging things in my life. It has taken intentional effort through all the little emotional moments and focused thought through each of the big moments to continue to choose Him. Sometimes I think Christians believe we just need to pray for Him to keep our eyes on Him and He’ll take our anxious thoughts and draw us back to Him, but that’s not what it says here. We have to choose to lift our eyes to Him. Every time it gets difficult, we have to make that choice to look to His creation and remind ourselves that He is the Maker of all things and He never sleeps. It’s not easy to make that choice every single time, but He has grown my faith with each chaotic thought I’ve surrendered to Him. The more I consciously choose to lay down my control of a situation, the more He blesses me with the peace and the strength to endure to trials. 

Press on ~ you are loved 💗


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