In my last blog post, I wanted to you to realize that fact that we serve a limitless God. There is no problem you can face that Jesus hasn’t faced nor that you can’t overcome through His strength.
Throughout my life, in my most difficult times, I often find myself asking “why me”? You might not be facing the same thing as I am, but if you’re alive and breathing, I can almost guarantee you’re going through something. All of our lives are different—different routines, diets, education levels and, most importantly, different belief systems. With all these variables, it’s easy to focus on why instead of who, but sometimes, there isn’t time to understand why. It’s in these moments of desperation we need real, Christ-centered faith to arise.
I’m reminded of Proverbs 3:6 which says, “in all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy path.” In other words, look to Christ and not to the problem. The solution to any situation you may be going through can be found in Jesus.
As I was thinking about this, I came up with three things you should know about Jesus and keep in mind when you need help. It’s not as hard as you think.
1) He’s inviting.
Jesus said come to me all who labor and are heavy laden and I’ll give you rest.
Jesus is active in helping our situations, but first we need to move towards Him. That’s easy, of course, because He has given us an open invitation!
2) He’s forgiving.
1 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
No matter who we are or where we’ve been, Jesus receives us and eats with us all, so there’s no need to live in condemnation. Too many people are trying to earn something from God or somehow qualify for help. The truth is, it’s easy—He forgives, just ask.
3) He’s seeking us.
And hearing this, Jesus said to them, “it is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
God isn’t hiding from you, He’s looking for you! This doesn’t mean He doesn’t know where we are. It means we must place Him in the right priority in our lives. John the Baptist said, “I must decrease, He must increase.” Allow God to be large in Your life and you will be victorious!
– Ps. Ken
Pastor Ken is the senior pastor of Spirit Life Church in Piqua, Ohio. Hear his messages online at spiritlifechurch.us or by subscribing to the weekly Spirit Life Church podcast.