Psalm 119:123, "My eyes fail, looking for your salvation, looking for your
Ever had failing eyes? Eyes that grew weak from searching the horizon for that answer you were sure God was going to send? When I read today's verse, it jumped out at me. I have eyes that fail. I know exactly how the Psalmist felt when he penned those words. I've scanned the horizon for financial rescue, marriage help, wisdom for a situation with a child, and professional answers. I've watched and waited, and waited and watched. Eventually in my flesh I grew weak. My eyes failed. I didn't want them to. I wanted to be stronger than that, have more spiritual fortitude.
My Bible referenced two verses in the cross references:
Psalm 6:7, "My eyes grow weak with sorrow; they fail because of all my foes." (Ever felt this way? There's just too much against you? The sorrow weakens you?)
Isaiah 38:14, "My eyes grew weak as I looked to the heavens. I am troubled; O Lord, come to my aid!"
These verses comforted me. Just to know that having failing eyes is part of the human condition. That I am not the only one who grows weary in waiting.
And then later I read this verse and I realized, this is the key:
"We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you." II Chronicles 20:12.
We may not know what to do. We may grow weary. We may have failing eyes. It's not that we aren't full of failings and weakness. We're not supposed to be full of strength and knowledge. We're just supposed to keep our eyes on Him. When they grow weak, He is the lifter of our heads, enabling us to refocus.
Psalm 3:3,"But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head." (ESV)
When your eyes grow weak, remember these verses and ask God to help you keep your eyes on Him, lifting your head even when it seems impossible to do so.