... that's all I'm asking of You.
Just give me the strength, to do every day what I need to do!
Yesterday's gone, sweet Jesus, and tomorrow may never be nigh...
Lord, help me today, show me the way, one day at a time!
It seems that the more intent I am on focusing on Jesus, the more I see that I can not live my life anymore without asking Him to be in control. I wonder how in the world I lived without Him in my life, all those years that I believed in Him, but did not always go to church every Sunday, and had no clue what was in the Bible. I'll tell you how; miserably, with problem after problem, dealing with them using the worldly fashion. Every relationship failed, and it was a miserable life. Worse yet, I didn't even know that life could be so much better, like it is now.
Now when issues come up I turn to my Bible, search out what the Bible says, and ask God to handle the problems, because they're too big for me. When I focus on God, I have complete peace of mind, because I trust in His Word, and Jesus said in John 14:27 - "Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]" Sometimes, I just have to read this over and over and over.
When I focus on the problems, I get overwhelmed and sick from worry, and THAT'S when I see that I can not do it by myself anymore. It's like God has helped me to deal with heavier issues, and now I see that what Jesus said is true in Matthew 19:26- "But Jesus looked at them and said, With men, this is impossible, but all things are possible with God."
I also see that I am nothing without God, and Jesus also said "I am able to do nothing from Myself [independently, of My own accord--but only as I am taught by God and as I get His orders]. Even as I hear, I judge [I decide as I am bidden to decide. As the voice comes to Me, so I give a decision], and My judgment is right (just, righteous), because I do not seek or consult My own will [I have no desire to do what is pleasing to Myself, My own aim, My own purpose] but only the will and pleasure of the Father Who sent Me." John 5:29-31 (in context) AMP.
Remember the apostle Peter, who walked on water? (Matthew 14:29) He was focusing on Jesus, and that's what I'm doing now, living my life by asking Him to help me in everything. When I take my mind off of Him, I begin to sink immediately, in fear and worry. So I quickly begin singing praise songs and pray, looking above and not below, and continue trusting in Him, and feeding my soul and spirit God's Word.
Don't you do the same thing? Don't you feel better in church, singing and praising? Walk back outside and the world hits you in the face, someone cuts you off trying to get out of the parking lot, and you're in the world attitude again.
Jesus said in John 14:1-"1DO NOT let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me."
In John 14:11 Jesus said "Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me; or else believe Me for the sake of the [very] works themselves. [If you cannot trust Me, at least let these works that I do in My Father's name convince you.]
Isn't it something that Jesus did everything He could, even performed all those miracles so we would believe in Him?
BELIEVE in Jesus, for it is written: "And said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all]." Matthew 18:3 AMP