Today’s Scripture: Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. Micah 7:7

O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

We can get so caught up in all the problems we face that our lives seem hopeless. We may not be willing to admit it, but the reason that our problems are so big is because we care about ourselves too much. We tend to think that life is all about us, so anything that doesn’t go the way we want must be a terrible trial.

We worry over every little thing like the fate of the universe depends on it. We wonder how we are going to pay our bills or why our boss doesn’t like us. I hate to have to tell you this, but the universe doesn’t revolve around us. Despite what we may want, we cannot expect life to be a bed of roses.

There is no doubt that this life is full of pain and sorrow; the question is, “Where do we look in this darkness?” If we are so caught up in the issues we face and the things of this world, we will get discouraged because we are unable to do anything about it. However, if we turn to the One Who made everything and Who is in control, we can have confidence that He will work all things out for good.

When we are spending eternity in Heaven with God, do you think we will care whether or not we got that promotion we wanted or how nice our car was? It really won’t matter. Instead, we will be praising the Lord for all that He has done for us. Let’s get an eternal perspective today and trust Him to take care of us.

Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.