Monday, October 15, 2018

Keep Your Focus on the Lord


By Andrea Merrell

The Lord will perfect that which concerns me.
Psalm 138:8 NKJV

Suddenly, my world was blurry. I blinked, adjusted my glasses, blinked again. Nothing.

Thinking something was wrong with my eyes, anxiety crept in. Not a good feeling or situation when you’ve had a corneal transplant and cataract surgery in each eye. Thankfully, before panic could fully set in, I realized one of the nose pieces on my glasses was missing, causing my lenses to shift and throw my vision out of focus.

But isn’t that what happens with our spiritual vision? When something is missing in our walk with the Lord, our life shifts and throws everything off. Our vision becomes blurry.

The Bible is full of instructions about keeping our hearts and minds fixed on Him. Why? Because He is always with us and promises to perfect all that concerns us—every problem, situation, circumstance, and decision. When our thoughts wander away from His presence, we fail to see our way clearly.

In Jesus Calling, Sarah Young shares His heart with us:

A trusting response includes me in your thoughts as you consider strategies to deal with a situation. My continual presence is a promise, guaranteeing that you never have to face anything alone. Gently bring your attention back to me whenever it wanders away. I look for persistence—rather than perfection—in your walk with me. ~Jesus

If you’re struggling to make sense of what’s happening in your life, check your spiritual glasses. Maybe the nose piece has fallen off, and all you have to do is replace it. Shift your attention back to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will bring all things back into focus.

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