Its Time to Be Set Free

No matter where this life takes me, regardless of the twists and turns, in spite of the dumb, selfish, sinful choices I’ve made: Jesus has never left me. God’s mercies are new every day (Lamentations 3:23) and it is by His great mercy and grace I’ve not been destroyed.

 

Although I have no way of knowing what you’re facing today, God does. Maybe it’s sickness, disease, poor health, or some physical limitation. Maybe you’re facing addiction that has enslaved you and is trying to destroy you. Maybe you are lost serving a god who can’t save you and whose powerless to change you… all that can change today.

 

Jesus is calling: “come” (Matthew 11:28). Only He can give you rest.

The Lord’s Loving Patience

Peter tells us that God is not slow in keeping His promises but is incredibly patient (2 Peter 3:9) and His patience has a purpose: salvation. In the middle of a broken world when darkness seems so abundant it can be easy to become jaded or think God has forgotten us. Each day that passes countless lives are changed by the power of the Good News and all across the globe Jesus is saving lives like only He can.

 

Don’t give up. Keep running this race! Don’t faint and keep walking with the Lord each day in every moment. At the end of time all our greatest pain and suffering will be distant memories as the God of heaven wipes away every tear from our eyes (Revelation 21:4). Today let the light of Jesus shine brightly in our lives as we take the Gospel into a dark world knowing that Jesus alone can save, redeem and transform the most broken lives.

 

My prayer for you and I today is that the Lord would refresh us. May the God of heaven comfort us, strengthen us and refresh the certainty of the hope we have in His unfailing faithfulness.

Being a Comfort, in Jesus Name

I admit that when I see others I love hurting, it is difficult to know what to do. I confess sometimes I want to “fix” the hurt. Its incredibly difficult to see others hurt and be powerless to take away the pain… in those times, open yourself to hurt with those you love.

Sometimes the best thing we can do is to make ourselves quietly available to those who are hurting. Mourn, cry, and hurt with them. As God leads, share comfort and hope in Jesus name.