Do you ever feel that a truth that you’ve known for a while is given to you as a fresh revelation? This week I felt the Lord say to me, “Fix your eyes on Jesus.” (Hebrews 12:2). I know this truth, it is something I’ve been taught since an early age, but this week this truth was spoken to me as a fresh revelation.
I was grateful to the Lord for the sense of peace that it gave me. Sometimes my own thoughts overwhelm me. I’ve spoken before about my fear of death. I was thinking about that again this week. I thought about people suffering persecution in the World and the torment they face. I thought how would I handle that? I have things in my life that I am worried about and I think: how will I cope?
That is when I felt the Lord whisper to me, “fix your eyes on Jesus.”
It gave me a sigh of relief.
In Matthew 14 verse 29 Peter saw Jesus walking on the water and Jesus said to Peter: “Come.’ And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.” When Peter fixed his eyes on Jesus, he walked on the water.
But, then it says in verse 30 “But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.”
Isn’t God amazing! He has given us this visual illustration to demonstrate what we can expect when we fix our eyes on Jesus. We can literally walk on water.
In crazy circumstances, if we fix our eyes on our Lord Jesus, He will pull us through. Sometimes we have to admit our weakness, so that we give up trying to be strong in our own strength, we need to give it up so that Jesus can be strong for us. We need to not focus on the bad and focus on Him so that we can walk on water towards our Lord Jesus.