The Up-Look

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"If the outlook be dark, try the up-look."
The words were passed on by a young Christian. She had been through a time of peculiar testing and difficulty and had found them a valuable soul-tonic.
Let me pass them on to you—they may serve to remind you of your refuge in every hour of trial.
Circumstances may be perplexing. The path may be filled with apparently insurmountable difficulties. The future may be dark with threatening clouds. At such hours, dear child of God, "Try the up-look."
"Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of." His wisdom and power and love are all exerted on your behalf. He makes "all things work together for good" to them that love Him. He knows the end from the beginning. And He 'careth for you. He is more concerned for your true welfare than you are, and He who shapes the courses of the stars will shape circumstances for the blessing of His child.
"He knows, He loves, He cares,
Nothing this truth can dim;
He does the very best for those
Who leave the choice with Him."
Seek His glory in everything. Leave the future in His hands. And "if the outlook be dark, try the up-look."