His eyes. So full of compassion. So full of endless love, able to consume in one glance. Why would I ever want to look away? His eyes are the safest place in the world. They are my refuge and my solace.
For too long now, I have shifted my gaze and let the waves and the storm distract me. And to be honest, it's exhausting. Jesus told me, that his yoke is easy, his burden is light. He told me to rest in Him. He told me, His grace is sufficient for me, and His power is made perfect through my weakness. Am I trying to be strong? Am I trying to carry my own burdens, when he asked me to cast them upon him?
Why do I find myself wrestling with all of this over and over? Why do I let the enemy deceive me time and time again? And why do I think some how I can do anything apart from him?
Jesus only did what He saw the Father doing. He had to be still and listen to His voice. He was fixed on His Father's eyes. He was committed, full of trust, loyal, obedient, faithful. He wants to be all of that for me, and in me. He can do it. I cannot.
Today, I finally remembered my gaze has not been fixed. My only hope, my only source and strength is in MY JESUS. Today, I choose to let go, releasing all my cares to Him. Not letting my circumstances dictate reality, but letting JESUS be my reality. He is my all in all. He is the TRUTH. I want truth to dictate my reality. Jesus, I surrender and I choose to look to you today. I know you will keep me, and I know by looking to you I can walk through these troubled waters.