The importance of having good posture can’t be understated, yet there can be times when we’re weighed down from what’s going on in our lives. It reminds me of Lauren Daigle’s song, Look Up Child. Her song expresses what many feel when it seems like darkness is winning, the world is crumbling, or when you are doubting. When your eyes are downcast, that’s when you need to look up.
King David had a time or two when he his posture wasn’t good. In fact, it was bad and he was slumped down, or as he puts it in Psalm 42, he was downcast. Being downcast means your eyes look downward to the ground. Your eyes turn downward locked into your own problems, averting your eyes from seeing something good and positive. Your eyes don’t look up at the beautiful sky, the birds flying free, the clouds passing by.
King David had plenty of trouble at times. His enemies were taunting him. They questioned where his God was. In verse 11 he gives himself a talking-to. “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.
Today is the day for you to ‘sit up straight’, not continually looking at all the problems around you or in your life; not looking at what you don’t have, what you’re missing out on. You’re looking in the wrong area for getting out of the downcast attitude. Look up. Look up to God. Look to His Word for your strength and hope. Your hope for a better attitude, a better countenance, a happier life is in looking to and believing the Lord for His goodness to be evident in your life. And as you look for it, you will find His goodness and blessings. Change your spiritual posture and look UP.