Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

By: Shari A. Miller

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God."
~ Hebrews 12:1-2 (ESV)
Life can be hard.

No one is immune to life's trials and tribulations. Not even Christians.

During these times what matters most is how we deal with them.  Will we wallow, will we complain that life just isn't fair, or will we rise above, taking each thought captive and fixing our eyes on Christ instead.

I know that taking each and every painful, stressful, and soul shattering thought is not easy. There may be times when fear grips your heart and tears sting your face from the weight of it all. The questions of why, may run through your mind as the circumstances seem insurmountable and unable to bear.

During these times, we need to hold on to God's truth and not Satan's lie.

God. Will. Never. Leave. Us.

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid of terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)

It's truth friends. It's real, It's something that we can hold in our hearts to know and take comfort in. Friends, I know it's hard, but you need to let it go. Whatever your holding on to, surrender it to the Savior.

Don't let Satan will. Tell him to get out in Jesus name!

Move straight ahead and fix your eyes on Jesus friends, for that is where true peace and freedom from life's struggles can be found.

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27 (NIV)

I want to encourage you to take a moment to close your eyes, quiet your heart and listen to the song below. (This song is one of my favorites.) 

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  1. It was so good to see your post, Shari. I hope you are feeling much better and have been praying for your healing. God bless you. :)

  2. We have so much comfort in John 14:27, don't we?

    I love to think of Peter. He actually walked on water! He only began to sink when he took his eyes off of Jesus.

    May we keep our eyes continually on the author and perfecter of our faith.

    Thanks so much for the encouraging post and for hosting the link-up.

    Blessings to you and yours.
    -Heather @ My Overflowing Cup


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