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.
2. Thro' death into life everlasting,
He passed, and we follow Him there;
O’er us sin no more hath dominion--
For more than conqu’rors we are!
3. 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!
Jesus said to all who are called according to His purpose "These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33.
Many years ago I purposed to give up watching the news. For one, it was a constant source of irritation, for another I could see through the lies. Why should I immerse my mind in lies? It's God's own truth that matters.
It's very easy to be discouraged in the world we live today. People in the very gall of iniquity are parading around touting to have more rights than Believer's. People living in such sin that they wouldn't know the truth if it came up and introduced itself to them. They believe what they see, and hear the world telling them. They do not seek the truth of God. The literal blind leading the blind...and I refer mostly to the so-called churches of today. The rest of this world...wants all who claim the name of Jesus Christ to in any small or great way to compromise. To let sin slide. To not call it sin but rather individual choice. Individual truth.
By no means should we who are in Christ think for a moment that Jesus has ever changed His mind about the potency or bitterness of sin. This world wants lukewarm Christians. Wants Christians who shut up rather than speak up.
Satan's schemes sometimes involve him just being loud. Trying to get someone to believe their circumstances are more powerful than their God in Heaven.
Jesus said of Himself that He is the same yesterday, today and forever. That same Jesus we read of in the Bible is the same for you today. THAT is truth.
By no means let all the skewed, slanted, distorted, twisted, views that the darkness of this world tries to preach as truth blind you from the real truth of God's word.
Another great perspective is to know that Satan wouldn't fight so hard, try so hard, to still come after today's Believers unless the truth of God's word wasn't still true today. He seriously DOES know that Jesus is returning someday soon. I do believe that another key reason that the date of His return not being known is to keep Satan from being fully prepared for it. So we read that he always has an Antichrist ready. We're students of history...we can see that truth.
Don't give up or give in to your circumstances. Learn to filter out the world. Be in prayer, be in your Bible. The Author of it is waiting to talk to you about it. His peace He leaves with you and I.
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus. Take that view in...and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in light of His glory and grace.
Know that whatever comes into your life has had to be allowed by Jesus. Obey Him in whatever comes your way and leave the consequences to Him.
The world and all its laws, policies, regulations etc. would have you believe that Christians should be silent. They can never keep me from my Savior's throne room. They can never separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus. No matter what...I am His and He is mine. He said so. He chose me from before the foundation of the world...and the same thing goes for you.
Read the book, you'll find that no matter what...Jesus wins. Remind Satan and his minions of that when life gets into rough waters. Remind yourself as well. Jesus wins. He wins we win.
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus...
All NASB 1995 and NASB Scripture Excerpts used by permission. (C) Lockman Foundation.