- Psalm 16:8
I kept repeating to myself "keep your head up . . . focus on the horizon . . . " over and over again. No, I wasn't crazy, just learning to paddle board! The young man who rented me the board instructed me to keep my head up and focus on the horizon when I attempt to stand up on the board. So I was trying desperately to do what he instructed me to do. After a few tries (and falling in the water several times!) I was able to stand up on my own and paddle around. Success! The young man was right: focus made all the difference in the world.
David also has something to say about focus. Here in Psalm 16 David says that his focus is always the Lord. You might say the Lord is his "horizon." As long as David stays focused on the Lord, he will not fall down or "be shaken." No matter what happened to David, no matter what storms he faced, he would have the Lord at his right hand.
There is a good word here for us as well. We will all face storms in our lives. To be sure, our storms will be different than David's . . . each of our circumstances are unique. Nevertheless, storms will come and we'll need someone at our right hand. When we keep our focus on Christ, we'll be able to survive the storms we face.
No matter your storm today, keep your eyes on the Lord . . .