No matter what the circumstances, Christians should focus on God and meditate on His grace and providence through the Bible. Psalm 13:3 claims, "Look on me and answer, Lord my God.Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death."
Turn your eyes upon God in the morning as the sun rises.
Psalm 143:8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
Luke 1:78 Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven.
Psalm 88:13 But I cry to you for help, Lord; in the morning my prayer comes before you.
Turn your eyes upon God in the evening with the sunset.
Psalm 113:3 From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.
Psalm 141:2 May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.
Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Matthew 7:8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Turn your eyes upon God when you are confused about your faith.
Jeremiah 10:10 But the Lord is the true God;
he is the living God, the eternal King.
When he is angry, the earth trembles;
the nations cannot endure his wrath.
1 Timothy 1:15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners-of whom I am the worst.
Turn your eyes upon God in trials.
Proverbs 4:14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers.
Titus 2:12 It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.
1 Corinthians 7:24 Brothers and sisters, each person, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation they were in when God called them.
Turn your eyes upon God when you are terrified.
Deuteronomy 3:22 Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.
Luke 8:50 Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed."
Turn your eyes upon God in the face of evil.
Psalm 7:11 God is a righteous judge, a God who displays his wrath every day.
1 John 5:18 We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.
Job 1:1 In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.
Turn your eyes upon God when you are sick.
Deuteronomy 32:39 "See now that I myself am he!
There is no god besides me.
I put to death and I bring to life,
I have wounded and I will heal,
and no one can deliver out of my hand."
Luke 9:11 He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.
Turn your eyes upon God in distress and trouble.
Proverbs 17:22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Isaiah 53:4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
Turn your eyes upon God when you're enraged.
Ephesians 4:26 "In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry."
Proverbs 16:32 Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.
Turn your eyes upon God when you and your partner have problems.
Matthew 19:6 "So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."
1 Corinthians 7:5 Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
Turn your eyes upon God when you sin and feel guilty.
Psalm 51:1 Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Turn your eyes upon God when you are unjustly treated.
Psalm 7:9 Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure-
you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts.
2 Samuel 22:25 The Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness in his sight.
Turn your eyes upon God when you are struggling for a livelihood.
Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"
Ecclesiastes 3:10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race.
Proverbs 19:23 The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
Turn your eyes upon God when you make decisions.
Ecclesiastes 4:9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.
Proverbs 15:22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
Turn your eyes upon God when you feel disappointed and cry.
Psalm 71:5 For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.
Jeremiah 31:16 This is what the Lord says:
"Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears,
for your work will be rewarded," declares the Lord.
"They will return from the land of the enemy."
Turn your eyes upon God when you are weak.
2 Samuel 22:33 It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.
Psalm 18:2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
2 Corinthians 12:10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Turn your eyes upon God when you are away from Him and have stopped praying, reading the Bible, going to church, or worshiping Him.
John 15:5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."
Hebrew 10:25 Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Turn your eyes upon God when you feel lonely and helpless.
Hebrew 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
"Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
Turn your eyes upon God when you go out.
Numbers 6:26 "The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."'
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Genesis 50:25 And Joseph made the Israelites swear an oath and said, "God will surely come to your aid."
Turn your eyes upon God when encountering temptation.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Turn your eyes upon God when you pray.
Joshua 10:14 There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a human being. Surely the Lord was fighting for Israel!
Matthew 6:6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
1 Timothy 2:1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people.
Jude 1:20 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit.
Turn your eyes upon God when you get praise.
Joshua 7:19 Then Joshua said to Achan, "My son, give glory to the Lord, the God of Israel, and honor him. Tell me what you have done; do not hide it from me."
1 Thessalonians 2:4 On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts.
Turn your eyes upon God when you are attacked and slandered.
Psalm 18:18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support.
Isaiah 51:7 "Hear me, you who know what is right,
you people who have taken my instruction to heart:
Do not fear the reproach of mere mortals or be terrified by their insults."
Turn your eyes upon God when you have conflict with other Christians.
Matthew 6:14-15 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
John 13:34 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another."
Turn your eyes upon God when you are eager for help.
Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
Job 4:6 Should not your piety be your confidence and your blameless ways your hope?
Zechariah 4:6 So he said to me, "This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the Lord Almighty.
Turn your eyes upon God when you are tempted by money and fame.
Psalm 39:6"Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom;
in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be."
Matthew 6:20-21 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Turn your eyes upon God when you are enticed by bad people.
Proverbs 1:10 My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them.
Psalm 39:1 I said, "I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin;
I will put a muzzle on my mouth while in the presence of the wicked."
Proverbs 4:14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers.
Turn your eyes upon God when you are proud.
Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Proverbs 16:5 The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
James 4:6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:"God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble."
Turn your eyes upon God when you want to pour out your heart.
Proverbs 15:29 The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
Psalm 27:7 Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me.
John 15:15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
Turn your eyes upon God when your love grows cold.
James 2:8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself,"you are doing right.
1 John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
Turn your eyes upon God when you live in happiness.
Psalm 50:14 "Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High."
Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Turn your eyes upon God when you are about to leave the world.
1 Kings 2:2 "I am about to go the way of all the earth," he said. "So be strong, act like a man."
Ecclesiastes 3:20 All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.
Job 1:21 "Naked I came from my mother's womb,
and naked I will depart.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
may the name of the Lord be praised."
2 Samuel 7:22"How great you are, Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears."
Revelations 19:1 After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God."
Psalm 89:52 Praise be to the Lord forever! Amen and Amen.
(The author is a worker of Lvhuajie Church in Anshan, Liaoning.)
-Translated By: Karen Luo