So often when problems and struggles come my way, the pain of it consumes me. I have a hard time finding perspective and context when I’m overwhelmed with circumstances present in my life in the moment. But, then I remember to look to Jesus.
I’ve been learning that when my eyes are fixed on Jesus, the pain and struggle that I am experiencing fades in comparison to the glory and compassion of Jesus. I’m reminded of the old hymn, “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 glorious grace.”
In the face of temptation, look to Jesus. When experiencing loss, look to Jesus. In the midst of physical pain, look to Jesus. When you don’t know what the future holds, look to Jesus. When fear assails and darkness falls, look to Jesus.
He is our hope.
I wrote and recorded this song about three years ago after a season of truly understanding what it means to look to Jesus.
“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” ~ Hebrews 12:2-3
A great place to find devotionals is shereadstruth.com, and they wrote a great article on what it means to fix our eyes on Jesus. I recommend checking it out!