I Will Lift My Eyes

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God, my God, I cry out:
Your beloved needs You now
God, be near; calm my fear
... And take my doubt

Your kindness is what pulls me up
Your love is all that draws me in

[Chorus]
I will lift my eyes to the Maker
Of the mountains I can't climb
I will lift my eyes to the Calmer
Of the oceans raging wild
I will lift my eyes to the Healer
Of the hurt I hold inside
I will lift my eyes, lift my eyes to You

God, my God, let mercy sing
Her melody over me
And God, right here all I bring
Is all of me

Your kindness is what pulls me up
Your love is all that draws me in

[Chorus]
I will lift my eyes to the Maker
Of the mountains I can't climb
I will lift my eyes to the Calmer
Of the oceans raging wild
I will lift my eyes to the Healer
Of the hurt I hold inside
I will lift my eyes, lift my eyes to You

[Bridge]
'Cause You are and You were and You will be forever
The Lover I need to save me
'Cause You fashioned the earth and You hold it together, God
So hold me now

[Chorus]
I will lift my eyes to the Maker
Of the mountains I can't climb
I will lift my eyes to the Calmer
Of the oceans raging wild
I will lift my eyes to the Healer
Of the hurt I hold inside
I will lift my eyes, lift my eyes to You
I will lift my eyes, lift my eyes to You

God, my God, I cry out:
Your beloved needs You now...

It doesn’t seem that long ago that I heard this song for the very first time.  I was seventeen and going through a very hard time in my life.  I seemed to be having constant health issues, life wasn’t going the way I wanted it, and life in general was just hard. 

I was home alone that day, getting some work done when the first strains of music for this song caught my attention.  The intro was so pretty that I stopped what I was doing and listened.  The first words of the song pulled me in, echoing my heart's cry.  When it finished, I was on the verge of tears it made my heart feel so good.

Even though there were still some hard times ahead, and more health issues to face, that song really encouraged me.  The nice thing was, it seemed to be everywhere over the next month or so.  I heard it often.  So many times when I was down, I would sing that song and it would lift my spirits.

Fast forward to the present, and life is going good; I haven’t had any major heath problems in a long time; I have a new job; and many other blessings.  So, life is great, but when listening to this song again, I was reminded of something very important; I need God just as much on my good days as on my bad ones.

Too often when things are going good, I rely on myself and my own strength.  However, I was reminded by this song that even when things are going well, I should still look to my maker for help for each new day.

Will you lift your eyes?

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