She was told, “Always look up.” An anonymous writer noted: “Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.” Although the words are very similar, the view they express is different. The first lady understood that looking up meant seeking the high road in moral standards and having a respect for yourself. The second writer was describing the hope all humans can have in a Creator.
God expects us to remain humble in His presence, but if we think we have no worth at all, we are not aware of the value He places on the humans He has created. God stated that His creation of humans was “very good” (Genesis 1:31). We do have lofty goals to reach when we seek to please Him, and that search can only be successful if we hold fast to a high moral code of conduct. When we look up to God in faith, all things work for our good (Romans 8:28, Romans 8:39).