Friday, October 30, 2015

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

 O soul are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There's light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free.

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.

His word shall not fail you He promised;
Believe Him and all will be well.
Then go to a world that is dying,
His perfect salvation to tell.
 
 
 
 Many times, weighed down by our struggles, we tend to grow tired and weary in our moral walk with ChristWe begin to doubt and grow faint under the afflictions we endure.  However, we need to understand that doubt drains and distresses us, and that with faith we can rise up from the pit that doubt places us in. 
 
Believing in God gives us the affirmation that we are under the care of a wise and gracious Father.
Fixating our eyes on God allows us to be rooted and grounded in Him; being firmly persuaded of Him, knowing that nothing can separate us from His grace. 
 We have been taught that we can depend on the faithfulness of God and rely on His righteousness for our justification and atonement.  He will supply all of our needs, bear all of our sorrows, and comfort all of our burdens.  He is our preservation and confidant.  We can always depend on Him for protection and defense.
 
Christ wants to be accepted to live in and through you as you focus your eyes and life on Him.  As believers, it is absolutely essential that we try our utmost to set aside the things of the world that would distract us and focus on God instead.  This requires personal, spiritual focus –  it is something for which each of us must strive.  It is only through our Heavenly Father that we are able to have a clear picture of God.  Only lives that are focused on Christ can truly know God.  To know the Son is to know the Father.
 
We should make it our point to focus our eyes, attention, and desires on God.  He is the only one that can bring us into fellowship with Him and restore us to the rightful place where we will reside with God for eternity.
 
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,
despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of
the throne of God."
- Hebrews 12:2
 

6 comments:

  1. Cryslyn, thank you so much for this very beautiful and refreshing post. It's just what I needed to hear. There's nothing so sweet or wonderful as the presence of the Lord and the peace and joy He gives.

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    1. I'm glad this post was revivifying to you, dear friend. It's always so comforting to be in His presence. <3

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  2. Beautiful, encouraging post Cryslyn!

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