“And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.'” 2 Corinthians 12:9
Been hurt recently? Maybe it was by someone that you cared deeply for and put your trust in but in the end all they did was betray you. Ever feel like getting even? Making them hurt the way that you hurt!
While it is a desire in us to see someone hurting because of what they did to us, may we remember the words that Christ said, “Father Forgive them” (Luke 23:33-34) What amazes me the most is that while Christ was on the cross, and the people were hurling hurtful and insulting words, He chose forgiveness. He could have easily called for the earth to open up and swallow those who have caused Him pain but instead He chose to forgive them and give it to God.
When someone we love has hurt us the worst thing that we can do is get even. While revenge may give us that moment of pleasure, truth is it will only make the pain worse. The best attitude to have is that of Christ, forgive them and give it to God.
The pain of what they did may not go away but we do have assurance that the “strength of God” will help us see it through.
“Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.” Psalm 95:6-7
When you think about Worship, what comes to your mind? Is it a church that is filled with people and that has a huge choir loft with a music leader leading some songs. Is it some preacher getting behind the pulpit saying a few words from God’s Word or is it just something that Christians do at church? While worship does involve some of those things that are mentioned, that alone is not worship.
Worship actually means worthship. It is where we give all honor and glory to God. The reason is because worship is putting our complete focus on Him because He alone is worthy of our praise. Someone may ask, “What makes God worthy of our praise”? My answer to that would be “Look to Calvary, God allowed His Son to die on the cross for our sins, He allowed Him to take our place., that alone in my book is worthy of worship.”