.everything old is new.

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Whether everything is going smoothly and you’ve been
in a tricky situation lately,
keep your eyes fixed on the our Lord and trust Him. t will keep you close to Him. “My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only He will release my feet from the snare.” ( Psalm 25:15 )

Verse 15. Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord. The writer is claiming to be fixed in his trust, constant in his expectation; he looks in confidence, and waits in hope.
We might add to this look of faith and hope the obedient look of service, to a humbled look of reverence, the admiring look of wonder,
the studious look of meditation, and the tender look of affection. Happy are these whose eyes are never removed from our God. “The eye,” says Solomon, is never not fixed with seeing; but’ is the sight is the most satisfying in the world; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. Observe the conflicting condition which a gracious soul may be placed, eyes are in sight of heaven and yet his feet are sometimes in a net; his nobler nature ceases not to behold, glories of God, while his baser parts, enduring of these miseries of the world. A net,
the common metaphor of temptation. The Lord often keeps his people from falling into it, and if they have fallen he rescues them. The word “pluck” is a rough word, and saints who have fallen into sin find that: the means of their restoration aren’t always easy to the flesh; the Lord plucks at us; sharply to let us feel the sin is an exceeding bitter thing. But what mercy is here:

Believer, be very grateful for it, the Lord will deliver us from the cunning devices of
a cruel enemy, and even if through infirmity we have fallen into sin, he won’t leave
to be utterly destroyed but will pluck us out of our dangerous state; though our feet are
the net, if our eyes are up to God, mercy certainly will interpose. When the sun is shining, continuing to trust God will help you remember that
He is the source of your serenity,
of your peace.

Nothing in this world—no person, no institution, or power – can replace who God is for you or what He has done for you. a And when nothing seems able to move the heavy clouds above your head, trusting God empowers us:

to keep your eyes fixed on the One; whose the answer rather than on the “whys.”
Continually cultivate your trust in God and receive His peace, His stability,
and His serenity. Trust Him in the good and bad times, in sickness and in health,
in abundance and in poverty. Today, I encourage you: trust God…
keep your gaze and your thoughts fixed on Him,.

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