When Everything Breaks
I know personally, I pray and ask God, “God, why can’t you make things easier? I thought if I followed you everything would be good and comfortable and nice.” I look back and flip through the pages of the story that God has written of my life and I realize that when God does something amazing in my life, in my heart, it’s when everything breaks.
We rely on ourselves so much and sometimes we forget that God is there to take our burdens, to listen to our worries and doubts. Sometimes, we try to be our own saviors, by relying on ourselves, instead of on Him. It’s when everything breaks that we realize how much we need Jesus as our savior.
The Gospel is about Jesus coming down and being our savior, it’s about people who are broken, people whose lives have fallen apart, who need Jesus. That’s us. We are those people. I’m with you, I want to do all in my power and ability to fix my problems by myself. Coming before God and relying on Him may be difficult because of our pride, our denial that we’re broken and need Jesus.
It’s when you let those walls down, humble yourselves, and let Jesus Christ come into your life, that you find peace and reassurance in the Lord. When everything breaks, Jesus is the only truth that we know. When we are lost, He is the one that leads us home.
In Isaiah 41:10, it says “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you. Surely, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
All I want is just to know Your heart and will You keep me here until we’re one?
Love ‘Til We’re Empty
In John 13:34-35, Jesus gives us a commandment, “love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” It may seem a lot easier to say than to do, until we realize how much love Jesus showed us by dying on that cross. This same love, that Jesus gave to us, we should show to other people.
In 1 John 4: 9-11, it states that “God showed how much He loved us by sending His one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love-not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” The extent of this love, the fact that Jesus came down to die on the cross for our sins, cannot be measured. God is love and He doesn’t need us, but the fact that He wants us to fellowship with him, the fact that He gives us the chance to spend eternity with Him, is so amazing and astounding.
Now we are told in 1 Corinthians 13:1 that, “If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” Everything that we do will be done in vain if there is no love. Love is the most important thing. It is what binds us to God and to each other.
In 1 John 4:19, “We love each other because He loved us first.” Let this be our encouragement and our motivation, that God showed us His love and the least that we can do is show that love to the people around us. Not only are we called to do this, but when we love ‘til we’re empty, that’s when life begins.