Consider [Jesus] that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
– Hebrews 12:3
Look up...because in times like these, your very life may depend on it.
Some time ago, the Lord showed me that a spirit of weariness is
trying to work its way into our lives these days through all the
pressure and bad news that surrounds us. It's working to get our eyes
off the Word of God by bombarding us with negative forces. It's trying
to get us to look down at defeat instead of up at Jesus.
If you let that happen, your spirit man will begin to lose his
dominion. And the Word tells us what the results of that is. It says you
will "be wearied and faint in your minds."
Jesus put it this way in Mark 4. He said that when the cares of
this world enter into your heart and mind, they'll choke the Word and
cause it to become unfruitful. And since your faith is the product of
the Word, that means your faith will wither. Once that happens, you're
headed for disaster.
What can you do to stop this chain reaction of weariness?
Look up! Get your eyes back on Jesus. I remember on the field of
athletic competition that when an opponent allowed himself to drop his
head, he was no longer dangerous. He could be very easily defeated. So
keep your head up. Keep considering Jesus, the Author and Finisher of
your faith. Consider Him instead of the cares of this world. Consider
what God says in His Word. Be moved by the thoughts of God. Let His
thoughts become your thoughts.
Look up! Get your eyes off the circumstances around you and onto
your heavenly source. Don't be afraid you're going to lose everything.
God is your Source, not the world. He can take care of you regardless of
what happens around you.
If you've gotten weary lately, begin to lift your eyes. Raise
your head up instead of looking down. God is up. Jesus is up. The devil
is down--under your feet. Look up!