Weary Soul, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Read

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:1-3

Reflect

Are you weary? 

Falling snow in March drew even more weariness out of my heart this morning. Though it was beautiful, as its pure flakes fell upon my backyard pine tree, it served as a reminder that winter is still here. 

The waiting is wearisome. Maybe you’re waiting for something too? Maybe for a baby, husband, job, or healing? Maybe you’re just waiting for uncertainty to be a thing of the past. How can we wait well as our souls feel increasingly dry? 

We turn our eyes upon Jesus. He is the ultimate Treasure whose worth far exceeds every earthly thing. We must learn to set our minds on things that are above, where Christ is. And let us remember that He is coming back for us—that this “winter” will not last forever. Soon and very soon, we will appear with Him in glory.

“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.” 

Pray

Father, thank You that You are with us as we wait. We pray for grace and strength to look up from our circumstances and fix our eyes on Jesus. Help us to become increasingly heavenly minded rather than allowing earthly things to hold our attention and affection. Lord, haste the day when we will see You face to face. In Jesus name, Amen.

Your Turn

Memorize Colossians 3:1-3 or write it somewhere in your home, car or workplace to remind yourself to turn your eyes upon Jesus.


About the Author

Brittany Allen is a follower of Christ, wife to James, and momma to two in Heaven. She exists to bring God glory and prays her writing is an avenue for that. She longs to encourage women to think and live biblically and thrives on seeing women open up their hearts to the Savior and to other women around them.