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”.