Last week I went through a difficult situation that is still ongoing. It’s very hard to get through ongoing difficult trials….but I have a secret for getting through them. You can apply this to ANY situation you may go through!! Here it is….. LOOK AT JESUS!!!, put your eyes and your thoughts on Jesus, look at His face, let His name fill your mind and when you do this God is faithful to fill your mind with peace! I did this and I’m doing this and I tell you….it works! You have to do this yourself…you have to reach out to the Lord and focus on Him. My situation is still ongoing… but I have peace. As soon as I look at my situation… the situation becomes scary and fear can creep in.
Here is a scripture that God gave us to help us: Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Get this scripture in your spirit and memorize it! Study all of God’s word because this is how you can be sure of what God can and will do for you!
This same thing happened to one of the greatest evangelist and his name was Peter. Jesus taught him a very great lesson in Mathew 14:29-30 Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Peter’s eyes started the trouble for him. He took His eyes off the master. Never take your eyes off Jesus for any reason!!!!! Jesus will not let go of you…but your peace of mind, your comfort, your spiritual security, your emotional support, your mental stability and your ability to “hang in there” comes from you….looking to JESUS!
Peter called out to Jesus after he started sinking…Peter had loss his sense of peace..but I tell you Jesus would not have let him drown!!! Jesus is there for us and the big point in my blog today is that we need to keep our mind and our eyes fixed on Jesus so that we don’t feel that sinking feeling and lose our peace of mind. iIf we don’t keep our mind on Jesus…we begin to carry our burdens and this is not God’s plan for us!
Message for today: I look to you oh Lord….I look to you! Not when all my hope is gone…but before my hope is gone! If you’ve got that sinking feeling about your situation…tilt your head back… look up…close your eyes and get a picture of Jesus in your head…look into His eyes…and trust in Him!
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.