“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 12:2 KJV
Helen Howarth Lemmel wrote one of my favorite hymns “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus”. I love these words. “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.” We need to keep our eyes on Jesus.
It makes satan very angry when we serve Jesus and he will do all he can do to discourage us so much that we stop serving Jesus. We must not let that happen! Have you noticed that satan will attack us at our weakest point? For over forty years, I believed nobody loved me so that is how satan attacks me.
Almost every day, satan tries to discourage me by telling me Jesus doesn’t love me and never will love me. However, satan is a liar! Jesus does love me and He loves you. We must stay on the battlefield for Jesus just as He stayed on the battlefield for us. When satan lies to us, we need to ask Jesus to help us.
It is very important that we keep our eyes on Jesus and on Him alone. Don’t look to me because I write devotions because I am only a sinner saved by grace. Don’t look to your pastor or to your Sunday school teacher. Look to Jesus and to Him alone. He will never fail you and He will never leave you.
Heavenly Father, please encourage all who are discouraged. Thank You for loving us so much You gave Your beloved Son to die for our sins. I love You, Heavenly Father. I love You, Jesus. I love You, Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
September 29, 2017