Please Lord – Keep your eyes on me
By Dick Duerksen

Discouragement is the Devil’s “Time Out” corner. The place he uses to chip away at your hope.

He knows exactly what “gets to you,” and so he captures your mind carefully, and with great skill. Maybe it’s the fear of “Never being good enough to be saved,” or “If my children really loved me they would call more often,”
or “No one at church asks me home to Sabbath lunch,” or “Where can I hide when the radicals take over our country?”

He uses anything that works, anything that makes you feel hurt, sad, less valuable, – discouraged. He’s fine-tuned his skills as the universe’s most efficient discourager.

Beware!

That’s often where the song ends, leaving you worried, afraid of allowing the Devil to discourage you!

However, there is another verse in this song.

Look at the “action words” in Colossians 3.

Set your heart on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God…
Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things…
Remember, your life is now hidden with Christ in God…
The peace of Christ rules in your heart…
Be thankful
Encourage each other by singing songs of gratitude…
In all you do, give thanks to Jesus through God who sent him.”

Yes, the Devil is a great discourager, but God has smunched the Devil.
That battle is long over. And you are on the winning side.

When the storms of life are raging, no problem, you have set your heart and mind on Him and the enemy cannot blow you over.

Remember - Christ’s peace rules in your heart – even when you’re discouraged.
Be thankful - even when you’re lost in the dark.
Give thanks – and know that He’s keeping His eyes on you.

“Keep your eyes on me

When you're lost in the dark
Keep your eyes on me
When the light in your heart is
Too burned out to see
Keep your eyes on me

You swear you're all alone sometimes
Keep your eyes on me
And you can't find your way home sometimes
Keep your eyes on me
Keep your eyes on me”

Keep Your Eyes on Me
Lyrics © by Tim Mcgraw, Lori Mckenna, Faith Hill, Shane Mcanally

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