Friday, May 29, 2015

Eyes on the Prize.

The past 5 weeks, Jonathan and I have experienced more than any 35 and 30 year old should ever experience. We have seen thing I wish we could unsee. We have heard things I wish we could unhear.  We have felt things I wish we could unfeel. We've thought things I wish we could unthink.


But there, in all my temporal problems, stands Jesus.


The past 5 weeks, Jonathan and I have experienced more than some 35 and 30 years old will ever get to experience. We have seen God's power, might and love for us in the details of our life- how he has been preparing us and through the kindness of others. We have heard His voice through His word and song. We have felt his presence and He has never left our side.

In all of our trials Stands Jesus. In all our troubles stands Jesus. He is unwavered. My world may have been rocked and thrown upside down but He stands just as He has always stood. My eyes are fixed on him.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10  “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

2 Corinthians 4:16-18  “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

1 Corinthians 10:13  “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”

God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix-it. 

2 comments:

Shannon said...

Praying for your family!

Shannon
Deer Park, TX

Michelle Bond said...

Praying for your family from Alabama.