SET YOUR MIND ON THINGS ABOVE

“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”
Colossians 3:1-4 (NKJV)
A RAVAGED MIND
A mind ravaged by unimaginable circumstance
Overwhelmed, overworked, overwrought
Time stands still amid the destruction
Pain has become the norm instead of exception.

How can I escape these thoughts?
How can I believe my Lord?
Where do I go from here?
Who will help me contend?

My head lays down tears soaking my pillow
Sleep will not come amidst the agony
Then love floats down in a soft, soft whisper
My heart settles in a new, sweet peace.

A mind tormented by unimaginable circumstance
Enters into Heavens open glorious gates
Breathing Jesus through thanksgiving
Believing, taking Jesus at His Word.

Sweet, sweet peace descends upon me
I no longer struggle now
Leaning on the everlasting arms of Jesus
I rest my burdens down.

~Marcell Warner Bridges
©17 August 2014

© Tee-Tee’s Photos 2014
The past few weeks have been wrought with heartache and turmoil. It has felt like living through a hurricane. There have been days when you could have knocked me over with a feather. To say it has been rough is the understatement of the year.

Sleepless nights have been a constant, my thoughts consumed with doubts and worry, days filled with migraines and vertigo attacks. Extremely hard decisions have had to be made that have cost me dearly. 


~ BUT GOD ~

God has also been my constant companion. Leaning into Him, nestled in His arms have become my comfort. My strength lies in reading His Word and prayers abundant flowing from my lips. Breathing Jesus has become a must. It should always be the thing I do, but in times of need I’ve learned it is my peace. Verses such as John 14:27 and Isaiah 26:3 echo through the turmoil in my brain to finally release tension and fill me with God’s presence. His peace. Knowing God is with me and will never forsake me, I trust in His grace to pull me through and strengthen me for the day ahead and the days to come.

Are you in a situation where your thoughts are consumed with indecision and the problems you are facing? Are you struggling through a painful situation that causes you worry, wearing you down and causing you to have sleepless nights?

Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look fully into His face. And the things of this world will grow ever so dim.  Turn your thoughts to Jesus. Listen to His Words of love, peace and goodness. The things you are struggling through won’t be quite as hard. Jesus loves you this I know. Let Him love you through it all. 


© Heart Thoughts, Marcie Bridges 2014

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2 thoughts on “SET YOUR MIND ON THINGS ABOVE

  1. This is powerfully beautiful, Marcie girl. The Lord is teaching me very similar lessons about keeping my thoughts focused on Him. In fact, that's what I wrote about in tomorrow's Morning Glory 😉 Great minds think alike 🙂

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  2. Sometimes it is really hard to keep focused on Him but it is in those times we need to draw as near as we can to Him. May you know His peace and presence today and every day my dear friend. 🙂

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