“To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul; my God I put my trust in you; . . .”
I have long wondered what it means to “lift up my soul” to God, but I recently read one suggestion that “lifting up” our souls to God is a surrender. Lifting up my soul is a handing over of control to God.
A weary soul is consumed with the cares of this world, distracted by entertainment and greed, or caught up in pleasing others. Perhaps we “lift up” our souls to others each day as we hope they’ll notice us, affirm us, or meet a deep need.
Trust is no small matter. Is God worthy of our trust? Will God show up if we lift up our souls to him?
The practice of contemplation opens our souls to the presence of God. It’s a lifting of our souls to God, inviting him to care for us and our souls. Over time, we will learn to place greater trust in God, but we must begin by lifting up our souls in faith and expectation.
How is your soul today?
Are you lifting up your soul to something or someone other than God?
What does it look like to trust God with your soul