Proverbs 4:25-26, “Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.”
Perspective is key to positive change. Where is our focus? Is it on our issue and the desired outcome or Jesus? Often times, we think the more we contemplate our every step or every turn, the better our current situation will be. This is not to say careful thought processes are futile, but if our trust and attention is on Jesus, we can experience peace. If we change where our feet are planted, we can find comfort knowing God is controlling our trajectory, not our worry-filled thoughts.
But how do we plant our feet in rich soil? Jesus tells us not to lose heart because he cares for us deeply. Rich soil can be found in caring for others, listening to people, requesting prayer, sharing our burdens, asking Jesus to intervene, reading His words of advice and encouragement, and seeking others for support. The more we engage with God’s community, the more we crave to get to know Him better. Joy and comfort for our souls are found in a trusting relationship with Jesus!
Jesus I pray that you will nudge us when we need the reminder to shift our focus. I pray that you will help us control our thoughts so we can rest in your promises. Place it on our hearts to get to know you more, thus allowing us to see your steadfast work in our lives.