Look up child

Where are you now – when all I feel is doubt?

Lauren Daigle – Look Up Child

The lyrics of a song by Lauren Daigle express my encouragement to us today so well;

“Where are you now – When all I feel is doubt?

Where are you now – When I can’t figure it out?”

The response is…

“Look up child, look up child, look up child. Look up.”

There are times when life feels downright awful and we can’t seem to figure it out. Doubts flood our thoughts and we can feel so alone. In times like this we can respond to these feelings even physically (most often unknowingly); our head slumps, shoulders drop and we avoid eye contact with others – perhaps through fear or shame or just immense sadness.

What I have realised is that when I physically, emotionally and spiritually ‘look down’ because life feels so dreadful, my view is just a few feet in front of me. There is no range of perspective on my circumstances when I ‘look down’.

A full perspective on my situation only comes when I look up and around; here I gain a sense of the horizon rather just my immediate situation – here I have found that hope arises.

So, “Look Up Child”.

No Regrets.


About Penny

Penny was born in England, raised in New Zealand, lived in America and settled in Perth, Australia. Together with her husband Mark, she is raising a teenage daughter and has twin twenty-something sons. "Coming home at the end of a solid working day to family and friends is my delight" says Penny, Co-author of the book – She’s Not Your Competition. She is a heart-felt communicator who believes in the power of a person’s story. Penny has over 25 years experience as a high level leader and spokesperson in both the private and non-profit sectors with significant public relations experience. She is currently the CEO of South Coastal Women's Health Services, and prior on the Leadership Teams of Rise Network and Riverview supporting people in areas of mental health, domestic and family violence, and children overseas at risk of exploitation. She holds an MBA and MBL, and is a Board Director for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia. For the past 15 years she has provided pro-bono support as a mentor for leaders and consultant to not for profits. Penny’s personal life endeavour is a determination to "make life better not bitter".