Hello everyone and welcome back to “Moments Spent with God!” I am so happy to have you with me today and my prayer is that God will truly work through this writing, to help and encourage us all, as we face the uncertain moments of life.
Today, as I’ve been preparing to write you, I’ve been spending some quiet moments with God and as I’ve been sitting here, a question entered my thought; that has truly caught my attention today and the question is… “Why do we doubt Jesus’ power, while facing a difficult situation in our lives, when He has already defeated Satan at the cross?”
Here we sit, with worry…anxiety…frustration and doubt, when Jesus already won every battle in our lives, over 2000 years ago. Don’t we realize that we are putting ourselves through moments of needless suffering…suffering that Jesus already took upon Himself?
Sometimes, I think the reason why we doubt Christ; is because our circumstances don’t always come to an end, in the way and in the time, we feel they should. Today, I think we need to remember that when we give our lives to Christ; this should be the time, when we leave the decisions up to Him.
I have come to see, through my own difficult moments; that it’s so easy to get caught up, in thinking that God is going to do everything our way and in our timing. I think that if we could just settle back and reflect on the old rugged cross and what was accomplished there, rather than always trying to figure out how our problems are going to come to an end; then just maybe, we wouldn’t find ourselves doubting Christ.
I remember a time, when I became so focused on my own life and the way I thought things should happen; that when I didn’t see anything happening in my life at all; then I began to question God, rather than just walking through these difficult moments with Him. There were times, when I would cry, until there were no more tears to cry and then from there, I would beg Him for His help, while trying to figure out why nothing was happening at the time. Later, I came to see why God hadn’t answered my prayers, in the way that I thought that they should’ve been answered. In fact, I remember a night…not too long ago, when I looked up to a picture of Jesus on my office wall and said… “Lord, remember when I used to beg you for your help and say why?” “Well…now I see why everything was to happen your way and in your time.” There’s a song that says… “We will understand it in the by and by” and that is what I was beginning to see for the first time, as God began to show me the reasons for His delay.
You know…just because we don’t always see results, in the time we expect them to happen; that doesn’t mean that we serve a weak God. Actually, what we are experiencing at the time, is a God who knows what’s best for us and just because there are delays; that doesn’t mean that all His Son died for, was for nothing.
One thing that has truly helped me through some difficult times is to always remain focused on Jesus, as an undefeated god. When we look back to the moments of extreme suffering that took place, as He died for the sins of this world; nothing should ever change our thinking and make us doubt Him. Like I’ve said many times before…if we could only focus on the love that Christ displayed for us many years ago, rather than the symptoms of our problem; then I know that these thoughts alone, would help us to lean on Jesus…knowing that in His time, He will once more prove Himself to us, as an undefeated God!
Blessings on your day…
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…