Jesus Will Not Leave You Alone
"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," declares the LORD." Isaiah 55:8
"Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!" Romans 11:33
Unsearchable, beyond tracing out, inscrutable, unfathomable, past finding out—all words God Himself provides to describe His own character. In the midst of confusion and suffering—trials and tribulations we can only see the right now...where we are and where we have been. We may feel adrift. But He assures us He is the God who is there, the One True Living God, wholly present, taking care of all the unknowns. He is will never leave us to flounder alone or forsake us. This concept can be difficult to understand especially during those growing, stretching times when we are laid low and humbled but He offers us constant reassurances that He is working for the good of those who love Him even when it does not feel good. He always has us covered—covered in the blood of His only son; with His grace infinetly overflowing. He found our weakness acceptable when He chose us out of eternity past; before Creation and at the Cross we were made holy and blameless...forgiven.
In the hurting times I find the battle especially difficult. I want things to look a certain way and I try to see where God is taking me. He turns my eyes to Him revealing the chinks in my armor; equipping me for battle against the doubt and pride. When I lean in, pray, worship, dig into His very word, turn my eyes to Him I find comfort, joy, and hope in unexpected ways making the surrender; the dying to my own pride less threatening. When I stand in my own brokenness and frailty reliant on Him I find my refuge where being still and knowing He is God takes on a new meaning. In those moments I am thankful for the refining fire and the discipline He uses to expose those corners of my heart that are still only mine. It is those moments I cast aside the false fear and wade into my own messy imperfections to grow in the image of Christ.
"...right now you might be feeling that if Jesus really cared so much for your comfort, then you would not be dealing with such pain..." Jon Bloom
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