The other morning, I woke up to a message from Franklin Graham’s newsfeed on Facebook; here’s what it read:
Jesus said, “’Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.’ Thomas said to Him, ‘Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” (John 14:1-6)
When it came time to reading my daily devotion in Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, here is what it read:
Waiting, trusting, and hoping are intricately connected like golden strands interwoven to form a strong chain. Trusting in the central strand because it is the response from My children that I desire the most. Waiting and hoping embellish the central strand and strengthen the chain that connects you to Me. Waiting for Me to work, with you eyes on Me is evidence that you really do trust Me. If you mouth the worlds “I trust you” while anxiously trying to make things go your way, your words ring hollow. Hoping is future-directed, connecting you to your inheritance in heaven. However, the benefits of hope fall fulling on you in the present. Because you are Mine, you don’t just pass time in your waiting. You can wait expectantly, in hopeful trust. Keep your “antennae” out to pick you up even the faintest glimmer of My presence. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me”-John 14:1
What an awesome privilege it is to know God, not just as the Creator of all things; but as the Lord, who sticks closer than a brother. When you have a personal relationship with Jesus, He speaks to you in different ways, and I believe He was speaking to me through both of these readings.
“Do not let your heart be troubled Sara, trust in God, but also trust in Me. I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through Me.”
In a few short weeks, I’ll be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus by sharing my testimony with others of how I turned to Jesus Christ in repentance and in faith, trusting that He is my Lord and Saviour.
But some might ask, why would I be doing this?
Because He’s put a new song in my heart; a reason to live and a reason to believe that He is alive and living in me.
Praise the Lord, for giving me a true purpose for living and saving me from the sin that once kept me from living in accordance with His will. Jesus tells us in His Word that He is the way, the truth and the life. He gives us a hope for eternity, a hope that cannot be found else where.
Do you believe He is risen, do you believe He is alive?