When we believe in Him, and allow Him to be a part of our lives… when we grow our relationship with Him and learn more about Him… when we humble ourselves and reflect on the gift He offers… words escape me.
All I can say is how freeing it is!
I KNOW that Jesus loves me.
I KNOW that because I’ve placed my faith in Him as God’s son, my sins are forgiven.
I KNOW He is going to provide.
I know all of this on the good days, but even better, I know it on the bad ones.
Yesterday, my husband and I had one of those days.
Long story but the short version includes an access pipe to the sewage line falling over, a watermark on the ceiling, and a bat in the attic.
Two of the three are due to torrential rain, though maybe the bat just lost his umbrella?
Who knows… I digress…
2 Corinthians 3:17 says, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
Because I’m a Christian, I know the Holy Spirit is with me and with that, I know I’m free!
These obstacles and burdens are temporary!
I’m free to smile and be happy because I know these complications aren’t defining.
They are stressful and expensive, but if God brought us to it, He’s going to see us through it.
Jesus said there would be trouble (John 16:33).
But in the same verse He says not to worry — He’s overcome the world!
As I grow in my faith, I realize some of these challenges are allowed simply to remind us not to get too comfortable.
As much as I like my house, and as much as I don’t want a bat in it, this isn’t my forever home!
So we’ll pay for its removal and remember – our heavenly home will be perfect.
Plus, I’m not worried because Jesus has offered to carry my burdens (1 Peter 5:7).
Today, as you pray, consider how Jesus has freed you from worries and stress you had in the past.
How has He reassured your spirit so you can focus not on the troubles of life, but in Him?
Thank Him today for setting you free — free from sin, free from the burdens of life that would otherwise overwhelm you.
NOTE: Feel free to comment, but these prayer prompts are meant to be between you and God. Matthew 6:6 — But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.