What Are you Focusing On?

As I’m sure you’ve heard, a major snowstorm ravaged the state of Texas this week.

The snow wasn’t so bad, but it was the power and water outages that affected so many and made it difficult.

I’m originally from Indiana so I’ve seen a lot worse weather conditions however only the occasional ice storm would down power lines and cause outages.  I’ve never seen anything like this past week.

We live close to a hospital so thankfully we never lost power, but we were without water for a day.  That’s nothing compared to what others went through, but when I was standing over the stove melting snow to be able to flush the toilets I was reminded of how precious the little things in life are and how I take for granted things like water. 

During difficult times it’s easy to look at what’s going wrong because it’s staring you in the face trying to distract you from everything that’s going right. 

In 2 Chronicles 20 Jehoshaphat, the King of Judah, found himself up against  “a great multitude” of armies from other countries.
At first, fear came upon him, but it says in verse 3 that he “set himself determinedly, as his vital need to seek the Lord.”

Whatever you’re going through today you can’t go wrong by bringing it to Him.  He cares for you and wants to help you.

My question for you is where are you fixing your eyes?

That might sound like an odd question, but it makes all the difference in the world.

In Matthew 14 Peter is invited by Jesus to walk on the water.  He does, but in verse 30 it says “But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.”
Up until then, his eyes were on Jesus, but the moment he took his eyes off of Him he began to sink.

Back in 2 Chronicles 20 where Jehoshaphat is facing the multitude it says in verse 12…” We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.”

Where are your eyes today?

Are they focused on the problem or the one that will deliver you from the problem?

Focusing on our problems produces fear.  Focusing on Him produces peace.

Fix your eyes on Him today!