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Eyes on God


Today’s devotion  is from the “Our Daily Bread” Mountain Life devotional.

The reason we often lack peace is that we are prone to put our eyes on everything but God. God wants us to experience His peace at all times. Isaiah 26:3 lets us know that the way we access God’s peace is by keeping our mind on Him. We all have times when the circumstances of life are overwhelming to us; at these times we will instantly lose our peace, unless we have anchored our souls on God. A steady gaze on God will steady us when the problems of this life are seemingly too much for us. One of the greatest reasons to renew and restore our faith in God is that our problems are not too big for Him! As we fix our gaze on Him, and in so doing realize how big He is, our problems shrink in comparison and our souls are endowed with His peace.

So what one problem or challenge has you in a state of anxiety or undue stress these days? Can you name it? Whatever it is, the promise of God’s peace through God’s presence is exactly what most of us need right now. Let’s all slow down and put our mind on God and His greatness! His Love! His goodness! His mercy! His grace! His kindness! His righteousness! His holiness! His justice! His majesty! I have a hunch that when we do, our anxiety will greatly shrink, or disappear completely, in the wonderful reality that it is our BIG God, Who IS with us, who WILL see us through, and Who WILL give us a peace beyond human understanding! May the Peace of Jesus be yours today!


Written by Richard John Neuhaus (1936-2009), a Christian cleric and writer.

Open, we pray you, heavenly Father, our eyes to see and our ears to hear your Word, who is Jesus Christ, true God and true man. Send your Spirit upon us. Embrace us and hold us close within the Trinity of your love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Thus, may we, according to your gift of faith, trust the fulfillment of all your promises. Amen.

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