Focusing on the Lord brings true joy, peace, and rest. He is the only source. As I look at the facts that He chose me, He loves me, He has our best in mind, He knows me better than I know myself, He heals, He provides, He gives strength and grace to sustain, etc. James tells us to rejoice in difficulty because it will make us complete. I have such a hard time being still, and allowing Him to be God. I am always trying to fix things! I don't have to! Even if He chose to take one of us Home . . . that is Heaven! Heaven is a perfect place without all of the sin and chaos of this broken and fallen world. He has given us everything we need. I need to always be looking solely on the face of Christ. Everything else causes frustration and anxiety.
God, help me to focus on your face today. Help me to sing Your praises. Help me to rest in Your promises. Thank you for saving me and claiming me as one of Your own. I'm a daughter of the King.