This is what I know.
It’s not about me. It’s all about JESUS. And thank You LORD that is so.
I hurt. Jesus hurts with me and for me. But my hurt is nothing compared to HIS HURT. Let me put my hurt in perspective:
Isaiah 53:4 Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
You know what? We have each have to choose our own way. Whether we remain like a lost sheep wandering around, alone, cold, afraid – or we accept the love of Jesus and turn to Him.
We each have gone astray. The choice is up to each of us. To stray or not to stray from our Shepherd who loves us and who laid down His life for us and then took it back up for us, seated at the Father’s right hand, interceding for us. Only if we turn to Him and accept Him. I want to never stray or rebel against Him again. My own way leads me to death and destruction.
As for me – I can only choose for me and how I love and raise my children – I choose Jesus. And I am so in need of saving. Every moment. I am in need of my Savior Jesus. And I can only walk in His strength, His might, His righteousness. Nothing of myself gives me anything to move forward in life. Nothing of myself or of this world gives me any peace or joy or strength to carry on. In Christ alone do I find my strength, a voice, a purpose – a reason to live.
And you know what else? He took the punishment for my peace, for my forgiveness, for my conscience to be clear to approach the throne and ask for anything at all. He took the beating, the piercings of the thorns and the metal spikes that broke his skin, caused him pain and made Him bleed…. all for me and for my peace and my healing. I gotta walk in that! That is the truth! He has set us free! He died for me! He purchased my salvation with His own suffering and shame. What a loving Savior. I gotta walk in this truth. Will you walk in it with me?
God bless and keep us. I love you. Jesus loves you more importantly. You are loved by a wonderful Savior. Let us all walk in His love. ❤