Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Thursday to you all! I hope that your day is going well…and as we begin this time together, I pray that we will find a piece of hope to hold to…one that can take us through these difficult times…Amen!!
Last night, as I spent time with God, I began to think on how we can easily feel abandoned by God, while experiencing the hard and difficult times of this life. I wonder why we doubt a God who has already done so much for us…a God who was willing to give up the closest One to Him…His Son, Jesus Christ; the One who set us free at the cross.
This morning, as I was thinking on this more, I began to focus on the cross and all that was accomplished through the cross. Here was One who could have changed His mind and could have chosen to give up on us all; but His love for us was so real…and even greater than the suffering He went through; that this alone caused Him to focus more on us, rather than Himself. Now don't you think that if God was willing to put His own Son's life on the line in this way; that this would only be the beginning, of all He longed to do for us?
We need to remember that Jesus was the One who defeated evil at the time of the cross…and since He was the victorious One; then I would say that He will continue to work on our behalf, to prove Himself victorious over our lives and the evil that attempts to take us down in this world.
As I was looking through some Bible verses last night, God led me to two verses that truly brought me alive…and they are found in Isaiah 8:31-32…and we read… "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32) He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?" I would say that if God has already proven Himself trustworthy…and One who longs to be on our side; then I would also say that no one would ever dare come against us or Him.
We need to realize that just because nothing seems to be happening at the time; that this doesn't mean that God has abandoned us…for it says in John 14:18… "No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm—I will come to you."
To me…silence becomes the calm before the storm. In other words…these moments when we feel as if God has gone silent on us; is only His will…slowly unfolding before us; and when the time is ripe…He will make Himself known in a way that we probably never expected…so never give up.
As we close our time together today, ask yourself this question… "With God on our side, how can we lose…and who can be against us?" Just think…God didn't even hesitate to help us; but rather, He saw our condition and the state we were in…and from there, He exposed Himself to the very worst, by sending His only Son to the cross…out of a deep and lasting love for us; that we may be forgiven and freed from the sin and weaknesses that we would experience in this imperfect life. Now if He was willing to go the distance for us, in a way that no other could; then would there be anything else that He wouldn't gladly do for us? Yes…evil can display itself in a way that can convince us that no other can rise above it; but a time will come, when God will step in and prove Himself faithful once more…as He crushes these forces of evil.
Have a very blessed day…and NEVER forget that God is on your side!
It's Always & Only Because of Him…
*If you haven't yet accepted Jesus into your heart…and have found the hope that can rescue your heart and save you from evil, I would encourage you to check out… "Come to Jesus."
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