The events of this week hang heavy on my heart. As I watch the news coverage, I wish I could just press a permanent pause button on the wickedness in this world.
Jesus, help us!
This simple prayer was the cry of my heart this week. My soul longed for Jesus to come down and make it all better.
When life makes no sense, the only solution is to seek the One who suffered more than I will ever understand to save this world from sin.
Jesus knows how to turn things around and transform darkness into light.
When sin is great, Christ's love is greater. His name speaks life and peace louder than any other voice.
The name of Jesus is All Powerful
This week I have found comfort in 5 names of my death-defeating Savior:
Redeemer (Job 19:25, Isaiah 59:20; Colossians 1:13-14)
Jesus is a rescuer, and He wars for us when we are in need of ransom. He longs to flood all the dark spaces of our lives with His light and love.
Cornerstone (Psalm 118:22, I Peter 2:4-8)
No matter how unstable this world gets, Jesus is a bedrock foundation under our feet. We stand secure in Christ.
Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6; Ephesians 2:14)
In the midst of chaos, Jesus speaks peace over our lives. As we press into His presence, He will calm the storm within us as the battle rages without.
Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23)
God is with us. He is intimately involved in every aspect of our lives. The Spirit of the Resurrected Christ indwells us and is at work. His wonderful plan for us cannot be thwarted by wicked schemes.
Faithful and True (Psalm 33:4; Revelation 19:11)
Jesus will keep His promises. He is a warrior who fights for us and will fully defeat all wickedness one glorious day.
As we talk with our neighbors and co-workers about difficult events during dark times, let's remember to bring Jesus into the conversation. Let's tell them about the Savior who embodies the hope and help they are desperately seeking.
We exist to glorify God, to display His heart and character. And I just love how we are all uniquely built to do that. So every Friday I want to give you, uniquely designed by God, an opportunity to link up your thoughts on God, art, baking, photography, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, writing or blogging and more if they tie into or display the Lord somehow.
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