As darkness seems to ever increase in this world, and everywhere we look we see more tragedy, need, hate…despite these things, there needs to be hope. We must have that glimmer of light. There has to be a tear in the veil, a chink in the brick wall, a sliver of sunshine breaking through a crack in the prison door. We cannot endure life without hope, without the possibility of escape from pain & hardship.
I think we have to go through whatever we have to go through that will lead us to Jesus.
There are endless temporary fixes. They help, I don’t discount them. Life in these bodies in this world requires comfort, alleviation of stress. So the pain may subside…and that is good…but it will often come back. What caused it in the first place? Whatever we think may be the reason, there’s a good chance it’s something else.
Love never fails, Scripture tells us. Love covers, we are also told.
The opposition, rather, accuses.
…Jesus is the Door, the only Way. He is God, and God is love.
Any other way to achieve whatever it is you’re trying to achieve will rob you of His best, and may in the process, depending on how much & how often you’re robbed, cause greater problems. Because you’ll become locked into some process that is NOT Light, Love and full of grace & Truth.
You may think you don’t want to become ‘locked into’ Jesus, but He is the only safe place. I promise you that.
The love with which He loves us, His great joy in us, His generosity!! goes so often unrecognized. It is so easy for the thorns & thistles of this world to constrict & choke out such awareness, it seems. The Way He wants to deal with us…and DOES deal with us…is not something to dread. And when the moment arrives in your life that you truly begin to understand that His Way is THE Way, not only for redemption eternal but the solution to so many of our problems & conflicts in this life…well, that is cause for rejoicing eternal.
I think that if you truly desire to see things the way Jesus sees them, He’ll help you with that.
You may have to be willing not to place blame. You may find that you don’t want to anymore, because He has increased your love for the ones you want to keep blaming. (Believe me, you are coming out the winner in this contest!)
When you want Jesus to be seen & known, your goals change.
More often, you willingly look for His goals. You willingly take on His yoke.
…and it becomes more deeply true for you, every day, that your desire, too, is “…Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”