Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Focus on Jesus.

jesus, peter, focus,


I was going to go into detail but then I have to really focus on my feelings and I don't have time for that....

I'm grieving. I'm mourning the loss of our old normal life. Lucy asked," Mom, when is chemo week? I'm ready to go spend the night with Aunt Laura..." That isn't normal language for an 8-year-old. Yes, I know she just wants to spend the night with her cousins but when I hear it coming out of her mouth it punches me right in the stomach. 

Our preacher spoke on Matthew 14:22-33, when Jesus walked on water, Peter shouted, "JC if that is you, tell me to come to you on the water." So Peter got out and began to walk towards Jesus and instead of focusing on JC he looked down and realized he was walking on water, the wind, the waves, the task and all that was around him.... He took his eyes off of Jesus... And he failed and began to sink and asked Jesus to save him. 

Lessons I can apply to my life...
Nothing surprises God. All trails are filtered through his fingertips. He gave permission to what you are going through. He is not surprised. He knows the depth of the trial and He knows the length. Don't focus on the pain or trial itself but focus on Jesus. He's the creator of the universe, HE KNOWS! He allowed this to draw me to him. And because of the trail that we are faced, He brings me to my knees every day and I am in awe of Him. 

Life Sucks. Focus on Jesus. 
(bumper sticker idea) 

I have the song "It is Well" by Bethel playing on constant repeat in my head. 

Grander earth has quaked before
Moved by the sound of His voice
Seas that are shaken and stirred
Can be calmed and broken for my regard


And through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
And through it all, through it all
It is well

And through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
It is well with me


Far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can't see

And this mountain that's in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea


Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all, through it all
It is well
It is well



So let go my soul and trust in Him

The waves and wind still know His name 


It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well it is well with my soul 


Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all, through it all






God is bigger than this and Jesus Can fix-it. 

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