Monday, March 25, 2013

"Look At Jesus, Not The Problem"

"Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until that he have mercy upon us." Psalm 123:2
I woke up this morning with a chorus repeating over and over in my thoughts. "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."
If you look at it long enough, whatever it is, that is what will have the most power in your life. This is why we are not told to "look at the mountain" but to "speak to it". If you continue to look at it, it just gets bigger and bigger and before long it will completely overwhelm you and take control. 
If we look at Jesus He too will begin to become bigger in our view than even the largest 
problem. When Moses looked at the Lord in the burning bush, He became greater than Moses' fear of Pharaoh. When Peter looked at Jesus, Jesus became greater than his fear of stepping out of the boat. When David stood before Goliath, he looked to the Lord and the Lord became much larger than the giant. 
If you are looking at that impossible situation, if you are looking at the overwhelming problem, if you are looking at that daunting circumstance, then you are looking at the wrong place. Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look at Him. He is greater than the problem. He is able to do exceeding abundantly above whatever the situation needs. He is bigger than anything that you are facing. His ability to handle whatever it is you are going through is more powerful than the thing that is coming against you.
So where are you looking and where should you be looking? Turn your eyes upon Jesus and the things- the problems, the mountain, the giant, the fire, the wilderness, the situation, the storm- will all begin to look smaller compared to Him.
Have a great day. Whatever you look at long enough will be what looks the biggest. So turn your eyes upon Jesus and not the problem.
For further reading:
Numbers 13:33
Ephesians 3:20
Hebrews 12:2
Matthew 17:20
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