The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. (Psalms 34:18 NLT)
There are things in this world that happen, that I’ll never understand. I won’t claim to understand.
This I know, My Savior.. My Redeemer, is GOOD.
The truth is that this world that we live in is broken and sinful. So much so, that God sent His one and Only Son, Jesus… Immanuel.. To save us.
John 3:16,17 ~ “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
Jesus means, The Lord Saves.
Immanuel means, God With Us.
When trials come.. And they will…
When circumstances are sometimes awful.. And that’s a guarantee…
When bad things happen to good and innocent people and children, we can rest in the fact that this is NOT our home. If you know Jesus, and most importantly, if HE knows you… This broken and sin-filled world is only temporary. Our real home is HEAVEN.
John 16:33 ~ “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
While we are here though… Let’s live right. As my father in law shared at Granny Shiver’s funeral; When asked if she had any advice for us on living our lives.. She said : “Just Do Right..Do right.”
That’s pretty good advice if you ask me.
Just do right. Just forgive. Just live. Just let bygones be bygones. Hold the ones you love close. Tell them you love them.. Show them that you love them with actions. And.. JUST DO RIGHT.
Even when you don’t understand the why’s… Just Do Right.
And remember… We are just passing through. There’s two final destinations.. Heaven or Hell. Although those are great words of advice.. “Just Do Right” won’t get you to Heaven. Truly knowing and following HIM will. So, do you know HIM and as Granny witnessed.. Does HE know you?
See, when asked if she knew for sure about her place in eternity, she said “oh yeah, I know Jesus and HE knows me.”
Trust HIS promises that are found in The Word. Rest in HIM. “The Lord Saves” AND “God With Us”
Hebrews 13:6 ~ So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”
We don’t have to understand.. We just have to trust God.
Until Next Time,
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