Lift Up Your Eyes


Isaiah 40:21-26
Have ye not known? Have ye not heard? Hath it not been told you from the beginning? Have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he that sits upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in . . .

Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing.

There are so many people who live life with heads bowed. They are depressed, downcast, some because of life circumstances and others because they suffer from the mental illness of depression.

Some people believe there is no way out, no better life available to them. So they languish. They sincerely believe that God has forgotten them in their desolation. There is little comfort, and life seems too much trouble to live. One of my favorite hymns is “Come, Ye Disconsolate.” It has a timeless message for those who suffer despondency, that “earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.”

Come, ye disconsolate, where’er ye languish,
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heav’n cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
“Earth has no sorrow that heav’n cannot cure.”

Listen to this comforting hymn on YouTube at

God knows when you are going through grief. God know when you are disconsolate. God knows your anguished heart When your head is bowed at the mercy seat of God, lift up your eyes.

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