“While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God.”
Hebrews 5:7 NLT
“Groanings that are too deep for words”
“Loud cry and tears”
“Crushed with grief to the point of death”
God can get really graphic when it comes to suffering. All of those words come from the Bible. The last one was uttered by Jesus as He prayed in Gethsemane.
Because the first step to overcoming is acceptance. An acknowledgment of our suffering. Being vulnerable in front of God, and being completely honest with Him about everything.
There’s no point in keeping a stiff upper lip when God knows you down to the deepest darkest recesses of your heart and mind!
So go ahead and weep, for at the end of that sorrow lies redemption.
“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.”
Hebrews 10:23 NLT
I don’t know how to drive. But when I do start to learn, one of the things I have to get over is thinking that every other driver on the road is out to get me. Or that they’ll make a mistake, like an unexpected turn, accidental or otherwise, and will crash into me.
Trust issues much?
This fear in me speaks of my anxiety and worry that the world will not deliver as promised. That sometimes I have to be wary of what’s ahead.
Fortunately, God keeps His promises. We have a God in whom we can trust, completely and without a doubt, who will do all that He said He will.
Now if only there is a way to ensure that all drivers on the road are Christians before I go out and get my license…
Click here to see how you can get rid of road anxiety by putting your complete trust in the Lord.