SHORT and SWEET SIMPLE TRUTHS
Some days ARE harder than others. Harder to choose joy. Harder to be patient. Harder to believe that things will get better.
ROMANS 12:12 ~ Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
I don’t know about you, but on those days, I’m even more heaven ready.
That’s where the “joyful in hope” comes in.
There is a peace that comes with knowing that this earth is not my permanent dwelling place. That HEAVEN is my permanent home and that is only because I know my Jesus and my Jesus knows me.
Do you have that assurance? That joy that only comes through knowing Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord.
Here’s the thing… What separates the men from the boys and the ladies from the girls… How well we shine Jesus when the days are hard.
What makes us think that we are so special? What makes us think that we should be exempt from the HARD DAYS? Jesus wasn’t.
The term “CHRISTIAN” means little Christs.. Like Christ.
Let me ask you this…
Did Jesus suffer?
Did Jesus have some HARD DAYS?
You better believe HE DID.
Way more than any of us. And.. Here’s the kicker, HE SUFFERED ON PURPOSE and FOR A PURPOSE.
Isaiah 53 tells us of the suffering and the glory of Jesus. Please take a moment and read the whole chapter..it’s only 12 verses.
Isaiah 53:3 ~ He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Isaiah 53:5 ~ But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
So… When Some Days are Hard... I’m going to remind myself that any of my seemingly tough times don’t even compare to what Jesus willingly suffered for me.
Until Next Time,