Today we got to do one of my favorite things ever in life, which is dissect a song!
We focused on the song ‘Turn My Eyes” from Bonray.
Lets take a little look at the first verse…
Every day I wake up and I meet the same old fight
Between a world of chaos and that quiet voice inside
And my phone keeps telling me there’s a million ways to find
Where my hope is, but it’s a lie
- The world is going to lead us on a wild goose chase for hope. We can open every door, look down every alley, climb every mountain looking for hope in somewhere that’s not Jesus, and we’ll never be able to find it eternally.
- 1st Peter 1:3
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”
The chorus goes like this…
I know who to run to
Every time the rain comes pouring down
I know who to turn to, yeah
I know where to find that solid ground
- Where are you running when the rain comes pouring down? Who are you turning to when you’re in search of solid ground?
- Psalm 46:1-3
“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.”
- Psalm 91:2
“I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!”
- That word refuge comes up a lot…
Refuge – noun
A condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble.
The second verse is probably my favorite part. Here’s the first two lines…
There’s a voice that’s calling me, way out on a distant shore
It says if I just take a step, I’ll find what I’m asking for
- This is what ‘Fix Our Eyes’ is about.
- Philippians 4:19-20
“And my God will fully supply your every need according to his glorious riches in the Messiah Jesus. Glory belongs to our God and Father forever and ever! Amen.”
- We’re going to talk about Peter walking on water here soon cause that’s important.
The second part of the second verse is…
And this world keeps telling me, that I’ll sink beneath the waves
You’re my courage and You’re my faith.
- Matthew 14:27-31
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
- Peter sank because he took His eyes off of Jesus.
- That first phrase that Jesus utters. UGH yes.
- When the wind starts to kick up, are you looking in Jesus’s eyes? Or are you looking around at the things of this world for shelter?
The bridge! Ugh the bridge. Here it is…
Oh, all the things of earth start fading away
In the light of His glory and grace
I’ll lift my head up high and look to the One
Who’s with me every step of the way
I turn my eyes
- Psalm 121:1-2
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.”
- Nothing on the face of this earth will ever compare to the love, glory, and grace of Christ Jesus. Nothing. Things are temporary. People are people. When it comes to the valley of the shadow of death, Christ is walking with you. Right by your side. All the hills and valleys in life, right there. Right by your side.
This point, that God is always there, ties right into another devotion I read last year, and is still relevant today. It’s about how God and His goodness is not dependent on our goodness, who we are, or what we’re doing.
“Yes, it is true, God will remain faithful even when you’re not, because His faithfulness rests on who He is. Not on what you’re doing.”
Second Timothy 2:13 “if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.”
Think about this: The one who created and controls the world, the One who is the ultimate definition of what is loving, true, and good, and the one who alone has the power to fully defeat sin has chosen, because of His grace, to wrap His arms of faithful love and protection around you, and He will not let you go.
You can take your life off your shoulders because God has placed it on His. Security isn’t found in your faithfulness, but in His. He can be trusted even when you cannot. He will be faithful and good even when you are not. He’s going to do what is right and best even when you don’t, and He is faithful to forgive you when convicting grace reveals how unfaithful you’ve been.
God’s grace is calling you to invest in the one thing that will never come up short, and that one thing is the faithfulness of your Lord.
Thanks for listening!
-Lilly and Hannah