Thinking of Jesus and Storms in Life Today
I love this verse and it really hits home in the Message version. Take a look. Can you relate? Jesus endured storms in life. Take courage my friend. Happy Friday To you…
“So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace.
These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming times, the lavish celebration prepared for us.
There’s far more here than what meets the eye.
The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see will now last forever.” ~ 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
This day, some two thousand or so years ago, represents that oh so fateful day.
The day that Jesus walked His most faithful and powerful calling.
He could have changed His mind. He could have even changed His heart.
Jesus chose US.
He chose us OVER His fear and His anguish.
I would say there were some ‘hard times’ for Jesus! He saw with His Spirit mind and not His earthly mind.
His heart was strengthened over and over in His lifetime…through His childhood.
Through the journey to His baptism.
Through seeing, touching, and communing with all of the sick, wounded, diseased, hurting, and spiritually shackled people He encountered and Healed.
His fortitude grew fast in His life and the steadfast decision of Standing in the Storm rooted deeply to His Father.
We all have our own individual storms we must ‘STAND’ in.
They may be absolutely devastating, but if you are still alive you LIVE and can ‘STAND’ in that storm.
In such amazement I ponder upon that day, this day, for Jesus. That ‘good’ day. Can you imagine?
We call it Good Friday. It sure was good for us. Yes, indeed. Those bitter wounds Christ endured on that day were for us. Yet He Endured.
I ponder upon the storms in the lives of some people I know and I think to myself, “Could I have got through that?”
Then again – how would they have handled the storms in my life?
Each person will have their very individual and personal trial or season they are in, are in, or will go through. None of us are immune to trial-type seasons.
We all experience Seasons in our lives.
We either cower in fear or we stand to face the winds while knowing that Christ will never leave us or forsake us.
The strength we may need for tomorrow we may not have today.
As the fear we may have had yesterday may be wiped out by the walk we’ve already been on.
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And… Happy Easter to you. 🙂