The cares of the world is overwhelming our hearts that make us ask this question …”Where do I go from here?” Watching sad news on television doesn’t really lift our spirits up. Instead, we get shaken by the shaking of the world until we come to a conclusion of being TIRED, HELPLESS and HOPELESS.
BUT, CHEER UP AND BE ENCOURAGED!!! There is HOPE! There is LIFE! There is PEACE! Peace is NOT the absence of chaos in our lives.
While we are alive in this world there will always be challenges but true PEACE is having the PRINCE OF PEACE, Jesus, inside our hearts. It is that kind of peace that surpasses all understanding. You’ll experience it in your heart but it bypasses your mind. An encounter with Him needs NO explanation and YOU KNOW BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT that you had one.
We cannot figure out what going on in this world but HE SURELY DOES. He knows everything! He is everywhere! He is all powerful! He is our EVER-PRESENT HELP IN TIME OF NEED … YES, HE IS … but He is waiting for you and me to call upon Him. He longs for RELATIONSHIP. He longs for our FRIENDSHIP.
Just like the relationship we have with our friends, we can only have them when we become one to them. Think about that! It is two-way relationship without pretense. You just come as you are and be accepted as you are.
How much more when we come to Jesus Who desires our friendship? We can BE REAL to Him and BE OURSELVES with Him. He knows the worst about us and He also SEES the BEST in us. What a comforting thought? Then, we can RELAX IN HIS PRESENCE.
Jesus loves you and me just the way we are but HE loves us too much for us to stay the same. He’s got MORE for us and He SURELY can bring out the best in us, the very gifts He has planted in us.
Jesus, thank You for Your gift of Friendship. I open my heart to You today. Come and reveal Yourself to me as my Friend, I pray. Amen.
“Then Jesus said, “Come to Me, ALL of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I WILL GIVE YOU REST.” Matthew 11:28
By Chee Pada