Focus and Keep Hope
February 14, 2017, 11:58 AM

Many things vie for our attention in life—family, work, community, entertainment, success, and even ministry. In the midst of your life’s demands, where is Jesus? It’s possible to lose focus on our relationship with Him even though He has promised to be with us always. Is He the One you seek?

One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.—Psalm 27:4

In this scripture the psalmist asks for God help to him maintain his focus and seek Him.  It takes a lot of effort and strength to focus and seek God, and it is something that you can’t do alone we need His help.  Sometimes with all the distractions of life, waiting on God’s help can be challenging. We start saying, “God when? God why? God, what are you doing with me? God, I don't quite understand it.” God give us His Word for those times. He says there is hope in your future, “There is hope in your future, says the Lord,” Jeremiah 31:17a.  Just hold on, wait for Him, and quietly place all your hope in the Lord.  “It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” Lamentations 3:26. In doing so, He will provide you with the strength to keep going. 

This is my Prayer: Jesus, I confess that many things pull at me and cause me to lose sight of Your presence in my life, but that isn’t how I want it to be. Lord, help me tune my heart to Your presence, to Your will, and Your direction.  I know Your Word is truth and I thank you for the help to focus on You and seek You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.