Worshipping Jesus is one of the most healing activities I know. As well as giving me my perspective back by helping me return my focus to it’s rightful place, he does a deeper work and brings peace to my troubled heart.
When I’m struggling with heavy sadness, a sense of the weight being lifted is precious. It helps me breathe deeply once more. When Jesus does this I know it doesn’t mean everything will be just fine, or that I won’t have to fight through the gloom again, which may return sooner than I’d like, but it does reveal the truth that focussing on him brings real relief from the burdens we carry. He does promise to be our refuge and safe place, and thank goodness he keeps his promises.
A note to myself…and maybe someone else, too:
‘So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ, that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.’
Colossians 3:1-2 The Message
Stress, discouragement, death and disease, all are real, present, and painful experiences, but they don’t have the last word, he does, and he is good, all the time.