Are you the type of person with a good sense of direction, or are you easily turned around and soon lost? It seems people are one or the other. There are few things more disconcerting than not being able to find your way. The Psalmist understands that from a spiritual perspective and encourages us when we are spiritually lost to make sure we are looking in the right direction, at Jesus.
“For my eyes are toward You, O GOD, the Lord; In You I take refuge; do not leave me defenseless.”
Don’t Become Overwhelmed
The Psalmist is on to something here. When you are looking in the right direction, many of the cares of the world fade away. We also find refuge and see our defender. A big part of fear focuses on our problem and not on the One who has the solution. Most people feel lost when they are engulfed with the worries of the world and are unable to see the refuge that available to them. Don’t become overwhelmed. Look to Jesus.
Where are you finding refuge these days? Is it in a relationship? Maybe it’s in a substance like alcohol or food? People use all types of vices to find shelter from their troubles when the most secure haven is available through Jesus. Psalm 91 says, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” God is the only refuge we need. Put your trust in Him.
Looking in the Right Direction
When you are looking in the right direction, you also discover that your defender, the Almighty God, is there to protect you. He doesn’t just defend you but also deals with those who are attacking. He doesn’t sit idly by as you endure the tribulation. He fends off the enemy and destroys their weapons. You don’t know half of what was intended for you because it was thwarted long before it got to you.