Published by Deborah Negron – Child of God
January 28, 2023
To walk not knowing where to is hard. Uncertainty is part of our existence.
Not knowing the future may be at times unsettling. Yet in the midst of life’s Uncertainty we, who have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, come to the place of a new opportunity to trust God. Yes, a new reason to come to the Lord afresh and in faith that only grows in the midst of Uncertainty.
Scripture puts it best.
Hebrews 11 says,
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
This means we do not have to have a clear image of the destination. But we can trust that the one who leads us on is able to see us all the way through to the other side.
Scripture encourages us to come and lay every weight.
Yes, we may carry guilt, we may carry regret. We may hold on to grudges and to fears. We may hold on to memories of wrongs done to us or those we may have done ourselves. But when we come to Christ, this is an opportunity, an invitation to come in and rest on Him. Letting go of past hurts is what liberates us to walk in the newness of life Jesus has given us (Mathew 11:28).
Our youth Pastor put it this way, “Sometimes we may take a shower and wash of well. Yet if we put on the clothes we had on before…” That is the sinful behaviors and attitudes and ways of living; we do ourselves a disservice. We must come out of the place of bitterness and sorrow and walk freely without any weight of the past (John 8:36).
Jesus has made a way for us to come and lay on him every hurt and sin, everything that holds us back from living out this faith.
We walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 We walk underneath the blessing and covering of grace.
We can have confidence to come in to the Holy of Holies and present ourselves before the Father because the Son has made a way for us to have liberty to serve the Lord and to walk without any shame.
Oh, what awesome grace. How wonderful it is to know we have been redeemed. We have been chosen and forgiven and made children of God.
When we stumble and when we fall, He is able to lift us up and restore us. We are not forsaken.
The Life of Jesus in us empowers us to make it through the trials and testings and persevere.
We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
II Corinthians 4:8-10
So we are confident that the God who saved us through Jesus Christ is able to complete his work in us and through us. We are more than conquerors.
But in all these things, we more than conquer through the One having loved us. Romans 8:37
Oh what an awesomw assurance that we have been called to salvation. Oh what marvelous mercy that has seen past our faults and has considered our need.
Jesus has come that we might have life and that is Eternal Life.
Scripture also shows us this, in what the prophet Jeremiah wrote. It assures us that here and now, we are also directed and led for the purpose God has for us.
The Lord has come close so we can have access to a close relationship with the Father.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
Oh, what amazing grace. What love so perfect. That even when we were afar off and lost and undone, Christ took the punishment for our sin. (Romans 5:8).
So we will walk and trust and believe what the Bible tells us….
being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;
So, chin up. Stay the course, the Lord is with you. He is on our side.
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