When life gets difficult, it’s hard to sometimes understand what God is doing. Attacks seem to come upon our lives like ocean waves onto a shore. One right after another.
When this happens, God’s promises seem distant and far and our hearts begin to doubt whether or not His promises are even true.
That’s why Colossians 1:15-16 is so important.
Though God is invisible, Jesus is not.
When we wonder what God is like, all we have to do is look to Jesus.
We must remember when doubts and fears begin to creep into our minds and hearts this important truth: ALL things, both in heaven and on earth have been created by Him and for Him. That means this whole world, as crazy as it seems…is still under His control.
We can rest in this truth that no matter who is in power in our countries, companies, schools or any other organization, JESUS is ultimately in control over all.
Jesus is above all things and He has no rival.
JESUS, the visible image of our invisible God.
When we find ourselves wondering what God is really like, if He really even cares about us as our world seems to spiral out of control, all we have to do is look to the life of Christ.
When we do, we see a sinless Savior who willingly died on the cross for the sinful.
We see a Savior who walked the dirty streets of His day, broke bread with His friends around dinner tables, healed the sick and had compassion on those others would not.
In Colossians 1:17 it states Jesus holds all things together.
Because of who Jesus is, we can take comfort in the promise that He holds all things together, even our broken and crazy lives.
Sweet friends, we have not been promised an easy life. We have not been promised a life without trials, pain or betrayal. What we have been promised is that no matter where we’ve been, where we are or where we are going…God is with us. (John 16:33)
From the beginning of time, Jesus has been at work in our world and in our lives. Nothing is a coincidence as He continues to write the most amazing redemption story of all time through His redemptive work in our lives.
So no matter how messed up your life looks right now. No matter how many pieces your heart seems to be broken into, Jesus is more powerful than whatever caused you that pain. You may see your life as broken beyond repair, but Jesus sees a restoration in progress.
Rest today in the knowledge that Jesus is ultimately in control. As He holds the world together, He can hold your heart together, too.
Love God Greatly!
Let’s Talk: How has God restored your life?
Challenge: What is something in your life that you need to hand over to Jesus to restore and heal?
Friends, we are excited to announce our next study: Savior- The Promise Fulfilled
Christmas can be an overwhelming season. We try to feel the joy of the celebration, but our long to-do lists and packed schedules often leave us exhausted and we crawl to Christmas Eve trying to survive until the 26th.
In the middle of our very busy days, it´s easy to forget what we really celebrate at Christmas: We celebrate Jesus. We celebrate His coming.
“And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” – Luke 2:10-11
We celebrate the good news of Jesus´ birth. This was news of great joy and would be for all the people.
We celebrate that a Savior has been born to us.
We celebrate the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets in Jesus.
We celebrate Emmanuel, God with us.
This Christmas study will help you think about the true meaning of Christmas and celebrate His arrival.
The study starts on November 26th
Study length: 4 weeks
Yesterday we kicked off a new series called Kiss the Wave. What a great way to tie into that with this week – God will sustain you. In life waves will come, some will be major waves while others are pretty small but none the less they are waves, ripples in our life. What is important to remember is in all waves God is with us and we need to be ready. A quote from Charles Spurgeon – “I have learned to kiss the wave even when it throws me against the Rock of Ages.”
Kiss the wave!
I love that.
May God help us hold strong to the rock of ages.
Im new to all this but Im so loving everything about god. I use to question him a lot. I questioned why cant he just fix all the bad done to children ans rod the evil people and that was before my children and I went through what we did. In the midst of our storm ( Ill call it) I felt so helpless and alone I didnt know what to do. I got heavy in drugs (trying to numb the pain and make sense of why it was happening to us) but one day I just started literally dropping to my knees sobbing and praying for him to help me understand and take the pain away ( drugs werent working anymore). Well he did and its not for me to understand but for him. The bad things that happen to us is not gods doing its our doing and how we invite the devil in through sin. The small sins lead to bigger ones and then before you know it we have surrounded ourselves with those evil people. Anyway he stepped into my life or maybe I just finally realized hes always been there. Whichever it is hes brought so much good to my life alittle at a time. I just believe hes great and if it wasnt for me handing things over to him and trying to do the best I can to live by his word , I wouldnt be where I am today. Most people wouldnt think its much but I feel great.
I still have my struggles and battles with some of the past ( which is why Im trying to get more involved) and I need to give them to him but thats where Im having some issues.
Thanks for hearing my ramble. God bless ❤️
Amanda, thank you so much for sharing this with us! God bless you sister and I just praise God for your testimony. Wow, it’s amazing to see God so at work in your life. I am truly sorry for whatever it is you went through but Amen you are living your life for Christ!
It’s such a huge comfort knowing that I was created for God. Why? Because the truth is, I honestly feel empty (void of life) when I live for myself. I’m currently at a season where God reawakened my heart to focus on Him and the promises He made to me. But He made me understand that it’s also important for me to obey His instructions given to me by the Holy Spirit. Now, I’ve decided to faithfully and prayerfully heed to His instructions because I can’t imagine what my life will be without God’s promises (His will) coming to fulfillment in my life.
Am following and grateful, may God show you his goodness and locate you this new year 2020