It can be incredibly difficult to look beyond ourselves when we are going through a difficult time.  We get caught in patterns of thought that are negative, depressing, and/or void of hope.  We may feel stuck and have trouble looking at things in a positive way.  It may feel like your world is crumbling around you. I’m convinced the only way to make it through difficulties in life is to have a constant; something you can focus on.  Make Jesus your constant.  Look to Him and take in the truth of who He is.  Let his beauty shine through the darkness.  His beauty is never dependent upon your circumstances.  He is always the same.  Always. Yesterday, today, and forever.... He will never change.  His promises are ALWAYS true.  His love for you will never change.  It will never be more.  It will never be less.  

Mountains, valleys, struggles, trials, joys, and triumphs... they all have the same incredible view when you're focused on Jesus.   Anchor your thoughts on Him and you will find a perfect peace no matter the circumstances surrounding you.

Kari Jobe sings a song called “Beautiful” which talks about this very thing.  It’s been on repeat this morning and it’s been so refreshing to clear my mind and focus on the beauty of Jesus.  Take a listen...

 

Isaiah 26:3 (NLT)

You will keep in perfect peace
all who trust in you,
all whose thoughts are fixed on you! 

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