Does your faith strength feel drained away? Are you in a pit of disappointment? Discouragement? God has a plan to lift you out of there!
Jesus Christ by His death and resurrection laid the foundation for our survival in faith. His greatness, His astounding plan to sacrifice Himself to free us from the bondage of sin is enough to love Him and praise Him forever. But some do not apprehend the significance of what He did, the depth of that sacrifice. The meaningful core of Jesus’ “death and resurrection” has been whitewashed. Am recalling those who refused to see the movie “The Passion of the Christ” because it was ‘too violent’. Yes it was painful violence perpetrated upon Jesus for US! Yet, sadly, many refuse to see it. How huge is Jesus’ love for us, that He would choose to punish Himself for us ~ take our just punishment upon Himself. OH Jesus, thank You for what You did!
But our liberal theologians have stripped Jesus of His Deity, of His glory! Their intent is to bring Jesus down to the level of human as Buddha, as Mohammed, as just another great man of history. The humanists of our day want to inflate humans to the rank of godship. I don’t know about you, but I have no desire to be God. God’s awesome power, His being of majesty, His almightiness. . . I want Him to be my God, my guide through life, my empowerment to know him and serve Him in humbleness.
Because of the greatness of Who He is, we need have no fear of putting our trust in Him ~ He who chose to suffer unbearably for us, Who then was reinstated in His glory, Who now intercedes for us from the throne of heaven. This mighty and glorious Lord is with us, loves us, is capable of lifting us out of any pit, any dungeon, any despair. We just go to Him and He will lift us up and maintain us. Trust Him! Ask, seek, and pursue, and pray for a new revelation of the glory and the heart of Jesus Christ. Once you have that, it will keep you out of the detours,
the sinkholes, potholes, the roadblocks of life. And it will hold you joyfully on your God directed highway of life!