I kept thinking about a situation, and the more I thought about that situation, the more upsetting it became.
Then I felt a gentle whisper in my soul, “Look at Me.” As I turned my gaze on the Lord, peace came.
Unfortunately, being one who thinks I can figure out something if I’ll just keep trying to analyze it, I kept taking my eyes off of Jesus and back on the difficulty. I’m like Peter sinking in the waves instead of walking on water. Again, the gentle whisper came, “Look at Me.” I sensed no condemnation. No anger. I turned back to look, and peace came.
Being the stubborn type, I took my eyes off Jesus and waves of anxiety washed over me. “Look at Me.” He beckoned.
This time I locked on His gaze, and as my focus stayed on God, the more He grew, and in the shadow of His love, the situation faded in the light of His glory.
Look at Me. Keep your focus on Me. Not on them. Not on that person. Not on that situation.
Keep your focus on Me. Not on that concern. Not on that possibility. Not on that worry.
Keep your focus on Me. Not on the news. Not on the violence. Not on those who hate.
Keep your focus on Me. Not on the unknown. Not on the future. Not on the past.
Keep your focus on Me. Not on the waves. Not on the wind. Not on the storm.
Keep your focus on Me. And watch how I will work. And see what I will do. And rest in My love.
Keep your focus on Me. Remember, nothing is impossible for Me. Remember, I know the plans I have for you. Remember, I can melt stone hearts.
Keep your focus on Me. Remember, I know the truth and will judge righteously. Remember, I Am the God of comfort. Remember, I Am the God of peace.
Keep your focus on Me. When the waves of anxiety come, remember to always keep your focus on Me. Remember, I will never leave you. Remember, I will never forsake you. Remember, always I love you.
Keep your focus on Me.
“Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!” ~ Hebrews 12:2 (MSG)