Have you heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. Isaiah 40:28 NLT
There is a word that a former Pastor used to describe our tumultuous journey full of trials and tribulations in life; Vicissitudes–a change in circumstances that is unwelcome and unpleasant. Yes, the vicissitudes of life can be life-altering, challenging, and leave us feeling as if we are in a turbulent storm without an endpoint.
The tribulations of life often produce major life events with devastating effects that last for a very long time. We may feel that we cannot move forward. Where does that leave us? We are left with only one option, and that is God. It takes prayer for the renewal of our strength. In our walk with God, we must become entirely dependent as a little child is on its parents.
Our Heavenly Father would never leave us or forsake us. If you are thinking, “Why would God allow this to happen in my life if He loved me so much?” The answer to your question is in the Bible, God’s Holy Word. Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he give us everything else? Romans 8:32 NLT
When Jesus was on the cross, he despaired and cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” In his humanness, Jesus felt abandoned by His Father as he hung on the cross. But, God had other plans for His Son: Resurrection from death! On that Sunday, our Jehovah Jireh sent an angel to roll away the stone from the tomb that could no longer hold the Lamb of God. Matthew 28:2.
Following Jesus’ resurrection, the eleven disciples met him at the mountain in Galilee. Although they recognized and worshiped Jesus, some were filled with disbelief that it was really Jesus. Would you have been one of those who were filled with doubt?
And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, “All power is given unto me in heaven and on earth. Matthew 28:18. Jesus gave reassurance to the doubters that He was not only the risen Savior, but they were to continue the work of teaching and making new disciples until He comes again. As disciples, we are to fulfill the same work. The Great Commission, Matthew 28:18-20
Have you heard? Our Spiritual team–God the Father, Jesus his Son, and the Holy Spirit are always here. Even before they call, I will answer, and while they are still speaking, I will hear. Isaiah 65:24. Never stop praying. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Have you heard? …And be sure of this: I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Matthew 28:20. Amen.
Bible Reading: Matthew 28
God, we are suffering from the hardships in life, and we ask you to give us the courage to fully believe in you and to move forward in our lives. Amen.
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