Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Jesus; Master of Stress

I listened to this during nap time today and had to share it! This part below especially stood out to me.

"He was suffering in our place and in the midst of all that Jesus held onto his trust. You know when we're struggling there's no secret formula to help us on our way, there's no new experience we have to discover, there's no new book that has been written with new insights that will solve our problem. What we need is to trust, is to remember who our God is. How He loved us while we were in the darkness and dying in our sin, how he sent His Son.
I see the Father speaking to the son in Heaven, "Son, will you go to earth? They will do this to you, they will mock you, and maul you, and revile you, and reject you. Son, will you go?"

"Yes, Father, I will go into the darkness."
So we know of the love of God for lost men and women, grace that is real and powerful, and able to pluck men and women out of the darkness so that when we are in the darkest of moments, in the deepest experience of stress and strain, we are able to say, "I know what I must do here - I must cast myself upon Almighty God. I must trust in Him that this moment will somehow mature me, develop me, lead me onward and upward to glory, but I will not rail against God....I will cry to God, 'in you I trust, in this my moment of deepest need.'"

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"Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
Isaiah 55:6,8-1