Sunday, July 17, 2011
~ "Trust in Jesus..."
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. (Matt 12:36-37)
When the evil of this world reaches in and taunts your heart and your mind, when you feel as if you've been cast aside by every individual you have ever cared about or loved, when you've done everything you know how to do to be forgiven and accepted and you are still mocked, abused and discounted - trust in Jesus!
There may be people in your life who cannot or will not let go of insignificant details of the past. Things you have no recollection of, they will hold you accountable for. There are people whose sociopathic tendencies and personalities may infiltrate your Christ-centered world and and tear you up. Constant anger and hatred towards others is not a Christian attribute - it is a device of the enemy. When their distraction causes you to think along the same lines, when you find yourself looking forward to their judgment day so that they will finally hear from the Creator of life Himself that they showed no love or kindness towards you - trust in Jesus!
A Christian KNOWS that everything they utter will have to be accounted for. The saving grace, the blood of Christ, the manifestation of the Holy Spirit all bring about CHANGE in a sinner's life! Yes, we will continue to sin - but we will not be comfortable in doing so. We begin slowly by following the will of God more adherently, we try (often without success) to follow the commandments of our God. In our failure, we admit to him that we are, in fact, incapable of such a task, that we need forgiveness and that Christ is the only defense we have. He is what allows us into the presence of God. He has paid for what we cannot!
So, when you feel all these weights of the world and those who live in it, when you've reached the end of that thread you hang by - trust in Jesus...and live!!!
(photo by Tracey James)