Not Easy

Scripture:  John 16:33 - I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation.  But take heart; I have overcome the world.

One morning recently, I woke up with the thought that God never promised anything would be easy.  As a 52-year-old woman, I hold many roles; and for some reason I have begun to look for the calm road or the easy one in all areas of life.  However, God has made many promises, but making life easy, is not one of them.  All of my roles require work and great portions of love, care and greater than that, commitment.  The commitment required is most important.  God has never said that loving all those in my world would be easy.  To be successful in all my roles, there must be an obligation observed.  An obligation I must be committed to fulfill.  Despite what response I encounter, I am required to show my commitment to my God; He is to be the centrality of focus.  Everything I do, I must do out of my love for the Lord Jesus Christ.  In our bodies, this huge pill is not easily swallowed.  It is not easy to love God and to love all of those He has committed to us.  It is not up to us to measure what God considers love.  Therefore, we must look to Him. He is the standard and the measurement of what love looks like.  When we look at the cross, even Jesus prayed that the cup of dying for the sins of the world would pass by him.  He did not want that cup of pain called love.  He did not look forward to shedding His precious blood so the world would gain an opportunity to have a relationship with God the Father.  He was motivated and compelled by His love for the Father’s will.  His very existence was for the Father. He was undeniably all about pleasing His Father.  Therefore, He endured the cross.

Prayer:   Lord, thank You for how Your Word comforts even in hard truths. Help us to know that all things that You allow work for our good and is part of Your plan to make us look more like Your Son -- The Lord Jesus.  In Jesus’ Name - Amen!

(by Lisa Williams)

9 Comments


Marsha - January 17th, 2021 at 5:02am

Amen!

Teressa Freeman - January 17th, 2021 at 8:37am

Amen my sister! We press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ and His love will lead us there. Love you sis!

Gwen M - January 17th, 2021 at 10:50am

Thank You Father for your WORD Promises & Faithfulness to Me. Grateful Grateful !!

Star Brewington - January 17th, 2021 at 11:01am

Amen Sis. Lisa! God IS Love!!

McNeal Brockington - January 17th, 2021 at 11:50am

Amen, and much appreciated.

DEBORAH WHYE - January 17th, 2021 at 7:19pm

Amen sis!

Casey Turner - January 17th, 2021 at 8:52pm

Amen!! Great reminder Sis Lisa. Everything we do should be all about about Him! Because of Him, we are!!

Novella - January 18th, 2021 at 10:58am

Amen! It is not about me, but Him who saved me by sacrificing His life on the cross.

Wendy - January 18th, 2021 at 11:14am

Amen sis Lisa!

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