But God demonstrates His own love toward us that while we were yet sinners, Messiah died for us.
For as in Adam all die, so also in Messiah will all be made alive.
-1 Corinthians 15:22 TLV
Lost are saved, find their way, at the sound of Your Great Name
All condemned, feel no shame, at the sound of Your Great Name
Every fear, has no place, at the sound of Your Great Name
The enemy, he has to leave, at the sound of Your Great Name
Jesus, worthy is the Lamb that was slain for us, son of God and man
You are high and lifted up, that all the world will praise Your Great Name
Your Great Name
All the weak, find their strength, at the sound of Your Great Name
Hungry souls, receive grace, at the sound of Your Great Name
The fatherless, they find their rest, at the sound of Your Great Name
Sick are healed, and the dead are raised, at the sound of Your Great Name.
Redeemer, my Healer, Almighty
My Savior, Defender, You are my King
Jesus, the name of Jesus
You are high and lifted up and all the world will praise Your Great Name.
Song by: Natalie Grant, Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth change,
though the mountains topple into the heart of the seas,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains quake at their swelling.
-Psalm 46:1-4 TLV
Sometimes it may feel like many parts of your life are crashing down all around you, just like a mountain toppling into the sea. Circumstances that at one time seemed so strong and sure never to be changed or moved.
But if the mountains do come crashing down, know that God is still in control and God is at work in your life.
God made the mountains and seas and He made you. He knows that in seasons like this, we need Him.
He wants you to know today that you are in the palm of His hand.
He is a God that is at work in heaven, and on earth, and is fighting for you.
Let the wicked forsake his way,
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
Let him return to the Lord,
And He will have mercy on him;
And to our God
For He will abundantly pardon.
– Isaiah 55:7 NKJV
One gives freely, yet gains even more.
Another withholds unjustly, and comes to poverty.
A soul who blesses will prosper, and one who gives water will himself be satisfied.
People curse anyone withholding grain,
but blessing is on the head of one who dispenses it.
What is our purpose? What is our work?
That was the question a crowd in Capernaum, gathered around Jesus’s feet, wondered. They asked Jesus “What shall we do to perform the works of God?” (John 6:28 TLV) and Christ replied ” This is the work of God, to trust in the One He sent.”(John 6:29 TLV)
Really? That’s it? Just trusting in Jesus?
Yup. That’s it. But I’ve discovered 3 things about trusting in Jesus, it’s a simple request, the best thing you could do, but also the hardest. Whether it’s trusting God with our short term goals, long term future, or our daily lives, trusting can be difficult.
What makes trusting in God so difficult is the conscious decision to fully submit life’s circumstances and outcomes to God. An idea your senses cannot grab and only your faith can cling onto. It ultimately involves walking into the unknown.
The unknown can be a scary place, especially if you’ve experienced hurts, pains, and disappointments in your life, but remember, there is never anything to fear.
If we remember that Jesus loves us enough to die for us, and only wants what’s best for us as our Heavenly Father, we can take courage to believe that if he asks us to completely trust in Him, it will always be for our good. We can know without a doubt that it will be better than alright, it will be perfect as only He could do!
Trusting in God frees us to walk with joy and peace into all the wonderful plans and promises He has for us in our lives. Trusting in Jesus also brings you closer to Him, to see Him work in ways you would not have seen, or even fathomed, if you hadn’t trusted in God.
Trusting God with our long term future, short term goals, and every step of our lives is the work which fulfills our purpose. It is the best and surest thing you could possibly do.
“Surely no one who waits for You will be ashamed.”
-Psalms 25:3 TLV