In John 17:1, Jesus prayed the following: “Jesus…lifted up His eyes to Heaven and said, ‘Father, the hour has come. Glorify and exalt and honor and magnify Your son, so that Your Son may glorify and extol, and honor and magnify You.’
Today, let this be your prayer: “I will glorify and exalt and honor and magnify Jesus.”
THIS is the path to certain victory for your soul.
Regardless of how you feel.
Regardless of your circumstances.
Regardless of what your eyes can see.
When Jesus prayed this prayer, He was on His way to the cross. There is nothing you are facing this day that is worse than that.
Make the choice right now, that no matter what comes against you, no matter the disappointment or heartache, you can do this.
Stop magnifying the darkness.
You do not honor and magnify Jesus by worrying, fretting, holding onto unforgiveness, or being angry.
Decide instead to walk and live and sing and dance in the Light.
Lift up your eyes from the brokenness of earth and fasten them on the beautiful perfection of your Savior, who speaks to you both in His Word and through His dazzling creation.
When you do this, you will find His peace saturating your soul like water on thirsty ground.
This glorifies Him in the midst of your situation and utterly defeats the enemy, who constantly seeks to defeat you.
And watch the ashes become beauty at the touch of His nail-scarred hand.
I have told you these things so that in Me you may have perfect peace and confidence. In the world you will have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer (take courage, be confident, certain, undaunted!). For I have overcome the world. I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you..—John 16:33, Amplified version