Jesus Today

Lay Down Your Problems

LAY DOWN YOUR PROBLEMS LONG ENOUGH TO gaze at Me. Picture yourself standing at the edge of an ocean, on a beach covered with pebbles. The pebbles represent problems—yours, your family's, your friends', the world's. As you pick up these small stones and hold them close to your eyes— examining their details—they obscure your view of the grandeur all around you. Usually, as soon as you put down one pebble-problem, you pick up another. Thus, you fail to enjoy the beauty of My Presence and to receive My help.

The ocean represents Me—endlessly glorious and continually present with you. I am calling you to put down all the pebbles for a time so that you can experience My Presence and receive My unfailing Love. Draw near Me by praying, “I choose You, Jesus. I choose to see You—to find You—in this moment.” Practice doing this until it becomes a habit: a delightful habit that will keep you close to Me on the path of Life.

Holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.

[Hebrews 3:1]

The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.

[Psalm 33:5]

By faith [Moses] left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.

[Hebrews 11:27]

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

[Psalm 16:11]

~ Sarah Young ~


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