When the difficulties or indeed at times the pleasures come to you, ask yourself this question? “Are these thoughts LEADING me TO and LEAVING me WITH Jesus?” If not, they are impeding your running by faith in Jesus, and will only lead you away from Him. Even our difficulties are to be brought to Him,”casting ALL of your anxieties upon HIM, for HE cares for you.” -{1 Pet 5:7}. LOOK to HIM, by faith, relying upon Him trusting to receive from Him. Jehospahat in times of difficulty said,”We don’t know what to do BUT our eyes are upon YOU, LORD.”… Joseph when Potiphar’s wife sought to seduce him said,”Far be it from me to commit this great EVIL in the PRESENCE of The LORD.”… Difficulties, temptations they did not overcome them, but were but a springboard they used to turn them and relate all to the LORD.. Such is looking away to Jesus!

 * Are you weary? Run looking to Him who “gives strength for the weary” -{Isaiah  40:31}.
* Are you disheartened? Run looking to Jesus who gives encouragement and hope – {Rom 15:4}
* Are you overwhelmed? Run looking to Jesus who is able to lift you out of it -{Ps 61:2}
* Are you Guilt ridden? Run to Jesus who bore all your condemnation and has forgiven you -{Rom 8:1}
* Are you worried? Run looking to Jesus who gives peace to the worrier- {Phil 4:6}
* Are you afraid of the future? Run to Jesus , He is your future and Shepherd you shall not lack-{Psalm 23:1}
* Are you afraid you won’t be able to do the right thing? Run to Jesus He has given you “…everything pertaining to life and Godliness…I can do all things through Christ who infuses me with strength” -{2 Pet 1:3-4. Phil 4:13}.
“My God shall supply ALL of your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ.”-{Phil 4:19}

WHERE ARE YOU LOOKING, what are you continually thinking on? LOOK away from all else to JESUS!
“Run the race set BEFORE YOU, looking away to JESUS…” God bless you, not to grow weary. Look away to Him who gives strength for the weary.

Your difficulty is your opportunity to draw close to Him and RECEIVE from Him, His resources, know Him and aid you as you run the race set before YOU…