Saturday, November 8, 2014

FmF: Turn your eyes upon Jesus

Joining 5 minute Friday for 5 minutes of free-writing on the word: TURN


Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.

Yesterday my boss started a meeting with a devotional (I work in a Christian workplace) about trusting. It said we often fail to trust because we want answers, we want to feel in control, and we want to know what is coming next. It also said the Holy Spirit in our hearts can help us turn to Jesus and think trusting thoughts.

It definitely hit close to home, because one of my biggest struggles these past 7 months has been finding the balance between faith and action. I tell myself I trust God, but I long for and search for answers. I say I trust God, but I also look for another doctor who I can trust. I want to TRUST God, but I want to DO something to avoid future pain.

My prayers today have turned 180. I am not praying for answers or action plans today. I am praying that the Holy Spirit would help me to turn my eyes upon Jesus.


  1. This was beautiful, simply beautiful. I think it is amazing that God allowed my post to be directly behind yours as when I read through what you wrote, I could relate on all levels. I, too, have trust issues, and I, too, have been dealing with something for the past seven months. My post is about that and how we're turning another page, writing another chapter ... looking for our happily ever after. Thank you for your words. Thank you, God, for allowing us to be neighbors on this Five Minute Friday.

    Blessings to you and yours,

    1. Thank you, Shirley, for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I pray that God would help you to trust Him as He writes the perfect happily ever after for you and your family.

      Blessings and Peace to you.

  2. Thank you for such well placed words.
    Visiting from FMF

  3. This is beautiful today. I loved your words. I think part of trust is praying to Help us accept His will. You are amazing. You are loved. Never forget that.


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