Have you ever been so overwhelmed that you lose focus of what really matters. You forget what is important. You have a stream of things beating you down you feel as if your drowning. Every report from the doctor is bad. People around you keep letting you down. The more you give; the more people seem to want. Your kids suddenly know more than you. It seems like crazy people are everywhere all you want to do is retreat. The president has lost his mind. You can’t turn on the television without another crisis. You feel like no one understands you and you have no one too talk to. It is more than one person can take. That explains my life for quite sometime. When our spiritual vision is clear, we are happy. Perhaps the most powerful aspect of vision is that it changes your way of thinking, which in turn changes the way you live. But when your spiritual vision gets blurred to who Christ is then we get in trouble.
When bad things happen to us, here’s what Satan whispers. “Life is bad. God is bad, too.” Satan continues, “Either God is in control and He doesn’t care. Or, God cares, but He’s not powerful enough to do anything about it.”
We need to correct this lie with the truth—the truth that “God is good. He’s good alllllll the time!” The Spirit counters Satan’s lie with the truth: God is in control and He cares. Jesus proves it by being our Sovereign Shepherd—allll the time!” Here’s how the author of Hebrews says it in 3:1. “Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus”—what Jesus?—“the apostle and high priest whom we confess.” We cling to the King because Hebrews 1:3 tells us he’s continually “sustaining all things by his powerful word.” Sustain means to uphold, to support, to maintain, to keep together. It’s similar to what Paul says about Christ in Colossians 1:17, “In him all things hold together.”
Do you feel like everything around you is falling apart? Cling to the One who holds the stars in place. Do you feel like you’re coming unglued? Glue your mind and your hope to the One who keeps the universe from unraveling. There’s one more amazing image embedded in verse 3: “He sat down at the right hand of the majesty in heaven.” In the Bible, the right hand is a portrait of absolute power and universal authority. In the Ancient Near East a seated king signifies a conquering king. Jesus not only paid it all. He conquered all—sin and death.
As He reigns on the throne, remember what Romans 8:34 tells us He is doing. “Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.” What is Jesus doing this very minute? He’s praying for you. What is Jesus doing when Satan tempts you? He’s praying for you. What is Jesus doing when your boss abuses you, when your spouse abandons you, when your child dishonors you, when your parent disappoints you? He’s praying for you.
When Satan whispers that God must not be in control, focus your eyes on Jesus—the Jesus who is in total control because He is the Sustainer, Savior, and Sovereign who ever lives to pray for you. Isn’t that AWESOME!!
Thank you God for correcting my vision and allowing me too see things how they really are and not how satan wants me to see them. 🙂