Sunday, November 7, 2010

But Take Heart

"I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33 (NIV)

The words are right there in black and white...or red...words that Jesus spoke. "In this world you will have trouble." Do you wish He would have not verbalized that reality? Do you wish He could take that back?

I don't like trouble. And I really don't like trouble that batters and pummels and mangles...and just when you hope that it might possibly be ending...that maybe, just maybe there's light at the end of the tunnel...packs another wallop that threatens to totally undo you...the kind that makes you look up and go, "God are You there? Do You see what's going on here? I'm having a hard time seeing You in this one."

You said, "But take heart." You said, "I have overcome the world."

Please show us some victory. Remind us that You reign. We believe. Help us in our unbelief.

Better yet, come back.

Until You us to remember that You are with us...through the fire...through the valley.  Please give us peace.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Been waiting patiently for your next gem! Timely as always. Momma will be having surgery tomorrow for pancreatic cancer. Outlook is not optimistic. 6-9 months with no surgery. My daddy is so hurt after losing his mom and getting this diagnosis on the same day. Will be 3-4 months before she is able to do the one type of chemo available and no radiation is possible. To man, this does not look good. Our days were numbered before we were born. We just struggle and want to bargain when we get to those designated end times. Someone commented this week that my plate is full. I jokingly said that God had swapped my plate out for a platter so I could deal with more things. Confident HE has a plan...have no idea what it is. Grateful for HIS faithfulness and for providing me worship music that brings me to his lap and lets me cry out and be healed. Thanks Kristi.