I Lift Up My Eyes

Pic quote Psalm 121 v 1

In the midst of my troubles, the Lord gently spoke this verse to my heart as I drove the kids home from school today.  As we drove south and looked west to the Rockies, I quoted that verse to my kids and afterwards I said, “remember that every time you look at the mountains.”  I was choking back tears as I spoke that Scripture to them because at the same time I was teaching my kids, the Lord was speaking to my heart to trust Him.

He knows I have been struggling.  He knows I’m thinking about selling my truck, so we can pay bills.  He knows I was struggling to write a single word today because of discouragement.  My wife is working late tonight at the school, so it has just been the kids and I hanging out.  I was doing the dishes and I was thinking about calling the guy I know at the Chevy dealership in Aurora.  I was also thinking about listing my truck on Craigslist for at least $25K.  As I was thinking about these things while I loaded the dishwasher, I heard the Lord speak softly to me, “Don’t sell your truck.  I will make a way.”  As is the Lord’s way with me, He nudged me to repeat out loud what I had heard, so I did and said, “Don’t sell your truck.  I will make a way.”  I just smiled and said, “Okay Lord, your will be done.”

I don’t know what God is doing folks.  Celiac has really been beating me up lately and we are struggling financially, but I know He is going to make a way somehow.  I have been praying for a breakthrough for almost 7 years.  I trust what He told me today.  He reminded me to lift up my eyes to the hills and remember where my help comes from.  He touched my heart to the point of tears and I am humbled and encouraged.

Where does your help come from?  I hope it is from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth!  He loves you more than you can imagine!

Grace and peace to you all!

Author: Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an independent Christian author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and evangelist for Jesus. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright © 2023 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

27 thoughts on “I Lift Up My Eyes”

  1. I’m very thankful God put that verse on your heart today, Ryan, how comforting that must have been. I’m glad you listened to God once again, and feel encouragement tonight. Please remember we are always here for you, too. Love you very much.

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  2. Oh Amen, I love that Scripture. He has spoken it to me also, at times when I have felt like giving up too. What a precious Savior we have, who is so full of mercy towards us. You and your family are in my prayers today, Dear Brother!

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  3. Wow. This post was so open and honest and I can honestly say I’ve been where you are before. Not necessarily in relation to finances, but being at my wits end without knowing what to do or not knowing how the situation was going to turn out. Faith can be scary, although in our hearts we already know that God will make a way. I’m glad that you’re trusting the process and I’ll be praying for you and your family. Thanks so much for sharing.

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