Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Keeping our eyes on Him

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. Hebrews 12:2 The Message

You would think that after all we have been through as a family that I would know to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus despite the circumstances. Well yesterday I struggled with doing exactly that. Our daughter was once again in pain, muscles tightening, hindering her mobility. Feeling absolutely hopeless, I asked God for wisdom for what to do, and then went searching on the internet for solutions on managing chronic pain in children. 

And I did find some wisdom there - suggestions that a multidisciplinary approach is required - which is a track I believe God has been leading us down. However I also found a lot of other not so helpful information, painting rather negative pictures of the lives of children living with chronic pain. And that really messed with my mind. I went to bed fearful of what tomorrow would bring - more pain or less pain?

It wasn't until this morning when I sat down to have time with God and He showed me that I was a bit off track! He gently reminded me of these things ....

1. Keep your eyes fixed Me Wendy
2. Live in My strength, not your own
3. I know what is going on and I have the answers

In conclusion,  be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides]. Ephesians 6:10 AMP

Yes, these are all messages He has spoken to me about many times before. Message that I obviously need to keep being reminded of.  

Question for today, is there something going on in your life that you need answers for? Are you, like me, trying to yet again work it out in your own strength? If yes, let's agree to keep our eyes fixed on Him, on Who He is and what He has given us - His love, His grace and His strength.


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