What a friend we have in Jesus

Me and Jesus, we’re like a singing duet. He writes the song, I sing along and we work together in perfect harmony. Sometimes, I can totally be off key or off tune with the Holy Spirit, but His reckless love is what leads me back into a harmonious melody with the One who gives life- and life abundant!

If I were standing on stage with Jesus this week, in front of a large crowd, they might have thought to themselves “wow, she’s really off.” Their judgements about me might have given them a false idea about who I am, and what my worth is. But the truth is, no matter how many times I fail to miss the mark, the Lord is always advocating on my behalf. He says to me, “Sara, don’t worry about what they think of you. I know your every thought, every motive and every detail about you. Yes, I formed you in your mother’s womb. Do you trust Me?”

“Do you trust Me.” Those words cut through me like a knife.

Of course I trust You, Lord. I mean, I have written several times about how we as Christians need to trust you in order to obey and honour you with our lives, and yet when You ask me if I trust you, my heart sinks in and I feel slightly ashamed.

Do I trust Jesus to give me strength when I am weak? Do I trust that He has placed me in a certain season for a specific purpose? Do I trust that He is taking care of all my needs? Do I give Him the benefit of the doubt when I am unsure of what He is up to? These are the questions that make me wonder, “Am I living out my life from a trusting perspective? Is there any inch of faith left in me?”

I believe God has each of our days planned out accordingly, and I know that He has provided us with the help of the Holy Spirit to show us where to walk and how to choose what is right. I know this because I’ve experienced it first hand, and I’ve seen many others become blessed in what they do because of their faith and trust in Jesus.

So, when I have these days of wavering faith, why do I allow it to overrule all the other times God was faithful? I must not allow fear of the future to overtake my ability to trust in the One who is all-knowing.

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in the time of need. Hebrews 4:16

His grace is enough. Do you believe that? I certainly do, but sometimes it can be hard to trust that it is because we don’t know the outcome. However, when we know that the Lord is working on our behalf and has won our battles for us, we don’t have need to suffer in bondage. Because of His shed blood, we are more than conquerors.

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