Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith
Hebrews 12:1, 2
Life has a way of getting hard. We make matters worse by allowing the cares of this life to weigh us down, and by forgetting to focus on Jesus. One day, for those of us in Christ, all these things that trouble us will be gone, and we will spend an eternity in heaven with Him.
I love how the old hymns still teach us volumes of truth. Rather than let our problems cause us to look down, let us turn our eyes upon Jesus, looking full into His wondrous face. When we do, our problems and the things of earth will grow strangely dim.
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
by Helen H. Lemmel
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.
Do you know that you know the Savior? Turn your eyes upon Jesus today, and your burdens will grow strangely dim by comparison to the glory of His presence and promises!