Sandra (not her real name) has been coming to me for support for some time now. Someone warned her that her husband was raping her little girl. It’s a tough battle and even she had to testify.
This week I have been under interrogation for two days about my actions “to steal” my son from the hands of the rapist.
I think that’s how Jesus must have felt in the Garden of Gethsemane. “My father, if there is a way, get me out of this. But please, not what I want. You, what do you want?”
I can’t even describe how horrible it was. Me, being questioned, my actions, deeds and words twisted and questioned!
In that terrible and terrifying moment, I experienced God. I am more and more convinced that this is not about me or her, but about the Kingdom.
From all this sadness God will emerge victorious!
Please keep praying with me. Not what we want, but what God wants…
Hey! Hats off to Sandra. She is fighting a war to save her son from her evil. I admire her fighting spirit and perseverance. But I admire her faith even more. And she in a way she is experiencing what Jesus had suffered.
And this is indeed where we can find immense comfort. Jesus knows exactly what Sandra is suffering now, because He himself had to go through the valley of death. He was humiliated, spat on, beaten, kicked, falsely accused, stabbed with swords, nailed to the cross, and killed. And for this earthly humiliation God raised him to the highest position in the universe.
9 What we do see is Jesus, made “not as high as the angels,” and then, through the experience of death, crowned much higher than any angel, with a glory “bright with the light of Eden’s dawn.” “.
How wonderful to know that the most important Person in the universe had been here on earth to prepare our place in heaven! Do we really understand the immensity of that fact? Do we really know how much mercy we sinners receive for this work?
10 It makes sense that the God who started it all and keeps it all going now completes the job by making the Pioneer of Salvation perfect through suffering as he leads all these people to glory.
Oh, thank you that Jesus gave his life for us!
Are you, like Sandra, involved in a life-threatening battle? Do you feel overwhelmed? Is it just a huge struggle every day?
Go to Jesus. He knows exactly what you are going through, not only because he is God, but precisely because he fought for the same things when he was here on earth.
What difficulty are you struggling with?
How can you lead him to Jesus?
Do you think He understands?
Jesus, you are so good to me. You understand my pain and my difficulties, because You also suffered them. Please help me to solve it, because I can’t continue. Amen.