When our world is turned upside down, and we experience pain, discouragement or disappointment, it is easy to be consumed by what we see. As we focus on the natural realm, we tend to lose sight of the hope and power that is found in Jesus.
“We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection.” Hebrews 12:2 TPT
We are exhorted by the Word of God to take our eyes off of the natural and to fasten our gaze upon Jesus. When we focus on Jesus, the power of faith is released into our situation.
One of my favourite hymns is “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”. Whenever I feel overwhelmed by the obstacles I am facing, this song is such a great reminder to look to Jesus.
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.