You’ll make it through this—oh yes you will. One step of courage at a time. His eyes are on you. Jesus knows the hairs on your head. He sees the tears fall. He knows the storm in your life. He knows—his eyes are on you and he will fill you with courage and strength.
They are the eyes that watched Mary when she walked forward to anoint her King. As the disciples bombarded her with insults and condemnation for her extravagant offering, she continued her focus on Jesus, honoring him above all else. He silenced her accusers and spoke highly of her offering. Her bravery, born from the steady endearing gaze of her Savior, propelled her forward.
They are the eyes that waited patiently for the Samaritan woman by the well. Jesus knew everything about her and loved her anyway. His eyes saw right through her defenses, her cycles of unhealthy relationships—to her heart and soul. He knew everything about her. He understood her and saw great potential in her. Because his eyes looked at her differently, she began to see herself and others through his eyes of love.
They are the eyes that saw Hagar in the desert. Alone. Afraid. Abandoned. No husband to protect and provide for her. One greater was watching with divine protection and provision. He saw her. He knew the whole story. Hagar exclaimed, “You are the God who sees me!” His eyes were enough to prompt her to let go of her past and move into her future.
They are the eyes that traced the steady stream of tears that fell from Mary Magdalene’s anxious eyes. Her heart searched for her security. “Where is my Jesus?” Although he stood before her, at first she did not recognize him. With his words, he wiped those tears away, opening her eyes to see him and gain the security that stilled her soul.
Press On when others don’t believe in your calling. . . . His eyes are on your every move and are a conduit of His strength. What you have to offer is needed and necessary to this world.
Press On when you are alone, afraid, and abandoned. . . . His eyes are on your every move. His provision and protection are perfect.
Press On to see yourself the way he sees you. . . . He wants to direct you into truth to set you and those around you free.
Press On in trials—better yet, embrace them. . . . Faith trusts when we can’t see and looks for his Word to wipe our tears away.
He sees you, brave heart. He knows you, beloved. He hears your cries, beautiful. Praise his name. The King of Glory sees you. Nothing in all creation is hidden from his sight (Hebrews 4:13). Keep your eyes locked on his through worship and prayer. Keep moving even in trials, one step at a time.
“The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him” (2 Chronicles 16:9).
Nourish Scripture: John 20:1-18
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