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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 6: Uncrushed



Oh she is BOLD. Yet she is afraid.

Oh he is COURAGEOUS, yet he is weak.

Because they both take JESUS for HIS Word

as they embrace a trial

that has come into their life like a flying arrow.

Two different people who don't know each other,

yet they are facing the TRIAL arrow

that comes out of nowhere

yet infects life.

Do they want this trial? Oh no!

Do they have FEAR? Oh yes!

BUT

Do they love JESUS? Oh yes!

Do they follow JESUS? Oh yes!

Are they PRESSING FORWARD IN JESUS

despite the pain, the hurt, the unknowns of the diagnosis?

Oh yes,

with such REALNESS as they feel the pain of the trial,

yet choose to not do it alone.

So what do you do when

life HURTS, and you don't want it to HURT,

but you know that JESUS will be there for you

and that GOD will work "it" for good

and that HIS WILL WILL be done

despite the HURT?

You feel the HURT.

You acknowledge the pain

and then continue to

walk with JESUS who FEELS with you.

"When you are joyful, be joyful;

when you are sad, be sad.

If GOD has given you a sweet cup, don’t make it bitter;

and if HE has given you a bitter cup,

don’t try and make it sweet;

take things as they come" (Oswald Chambers)

GOD never wanted us to hurt,

but thanks to Adam & Eve who messed it up for all of us.

Oh I am glad I wasn't Eve.

Oh to carry that “oops” to the grave.

BUT GOD sent JESUS to reverse the "oops"

because

HURT is finished IN HIM,

because JESUS took the arrows of the punishment

that day in the garden.

The arrows that blew through HIS hands to hang HIM on the cross.

Oh the arrows keep coming as long as we are journeying through this life,

but knowing that as the arrows fly we don't have to carry the burden alone

when we jump into the HOLE~Y hands of JESUS

who coddles us like an injured bird and breathes life back into us.

For

"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed;

perplexed, but not in despair;

 persecuted, but not abandoned;

struck down, but not destroyed.

 We always carry around in our body the death of JESUS

so that the life of JESUS

may also be revealed in our body" (2 Corinthians 4:8-10).

BUT GOD & BUT JESUS

takes us beyond

the pain of pain

the hurt of hurt

the grief of grief

as THEY meet us right at the point of the arrow

with supernatural

PEACE that you could never create on your own

the moment

you make the choice

to

PRESS FORWARD

with your eyes peeled on

JESUS

making HIM your ONLY OPTION

because that is who

"HE IS" (listen to the song below)


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