Posts Tagged ‘ Focus ’

A Focused Faith

 Having faith is good.

Having a focused faith is even better.

Putting all your faith in God is the best idea of all!

A faith that is tightly focused on the Lord avoids distractions, is less vulnerable to temptation, and is more responsive to God’s direction.

That is the kind of faith I want. What about you?



Envisioning Tomorrow

j0178811 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God. Psalm 43:5 NRSV

What do you see when you look into the future? Is there a light at the end of your tunnel?

The psalmist knew that what you and I look at today colors how we feel about tomorrow. I agree. When I see circumstances pressing in, and trouble coming my way, pessimism starts knocking at my door.

That’s because my focus starts influencing my feelings, which in turn color my vision of the future. Focusing only on the problems I have, leaves me discouraged. So I need a different focus to be able to feel hopeful, and to see the future God has for me.

Thankfully, my faith reminds me that yesterday’s defeats and today’s challenges are not the only things that determine my future. Even in the most troubling times, I know that God is in control. Not only that:j0443715

God is my light and my salvation. No matter how difficult things get, God is present and involved in my life. 

God is my refuge and strength. God is my help in times of trouble.

Jesus is my Good Shepherd. The hand of the Lord guards me and guides my every step.

I know that if I see challenges, but stay focused on God’s presence and plan for me, I will feel more hopeful, and more optimistic about tomorrow. That kind of focus grounds me, helps me put things in perspective, and keeps me trusting in God’s steadfast love and faithfulness!

Remember, the future will always look bleak, unless God is in the picture.

Let’s join the psalmist by focusing our hope in God, and opening our eyes to a bright and glorious vision of tomorrow!