Well, here you are. In the middle of life, and honestly, it’s not what you expected. What do you do? Give up? Run away? Get a divorce? The attraction is; wherever I go has to be better than this! Disappointing job, house, spouse, church, etc. doesn’t really matter. It sucks!
Some look for the answer at the bottom of a bottle, only to find it’s empty. Others turn to substances that only dulls the pain, but never removes it. Some fight. They fight society, the government, churches, and worse yet, other people. You want to know the truth? Whenever any of this happens, Satan sits back and laughs. John 10:10 says, “Satan has come to kill, steal, and destroy…” What you might ask? YOU! He’s still mad at God for not letting him have his way, and he is using you to get even.
You want to know the Truth? The rest of John 10:10 says “…but I have come that you may have life, and have it more abundantly.” Jesus said that, and He is Truth. He also said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) Accepting Jesus and living his way is not a cliche, it is truth, and it works. He doesn’t promise you a perfect life with a perfect job, house, spouse or church, but He says He will be there with you through it. The reason you keep hearing this is because it is truth, and it will set you free. Pastor Linda Budd, of RiverGate Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma said last Sunday, “Jesus doesn’t speak the problem, he speaks the answer.” Jesus didn’t say, “Oh my. It’s stormy out here. We could be in danger. Perhaps we should go back.” No! He said to the storm, “Peace be still!”
I needed to write this today, because I needed to remind myself of the truth, about Truth, and what He says to storms, disappointments in life. I say to my storm, “In the name of Jesus, peace be still!”
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