It’s so easy to get distracted these days. Just as I was starting to write this post, an alert popped up on my computer from something I had started a few minutes ago and had already forgotten about.
Distraction is one of the most dominant themes of our technologically advanced modern lives. We are consuming more and more content for shorter and shorter lengths of time. Major platforms like Instagram don’t even allow you to share longer videos.
It shouldn’t surprise us that we are also the most anxious, stressed and depressed generation in history. Our stress ratings are going through the roof at an astronomical rate. Tensions are high and getting higher. The pressure to perform at higher levels is itself at a higher level.
It’s easy, in the mist of this kind of a culture to find ourselves weary and troubled. It’s easy to only see the problems and darkness that abounds. It’s easy to experience these problems, lose hope and start to believe the lie that the enemy is winning and all we can do is wave the flag of surrender.
But there is a reality that exists in the presence of this struggle and darkness, a reality that cannot be seen with our physical eyes and often unheard by our physical ears. The reality is, there has never been a moment when God isn’t in control.
All we need to do, in fact all we can do is turn our eyes upon Jesus. That is the only way that the things of the earth can be put into their proper perspective. When we look fully into His wonderful face we will be able to see into the eyes of victory over the sin and rebellion, discovering the truth that we are more than conquerors.
When our eyes are fixed on Christ, not only do we discover personal peace in the midst of chaos, we also unearth deep within us a desire put there by God himself to bring others out of the chaos of these turbulent times and into the realm of peace that passes understanding.
Whatever you’re facing today, turn your eyes upon Jesus, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.
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.
Through 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!
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!