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Monday, April 14, 2014

God is Not Far

 Jesus faced a brutal last week on earth. We think we have hard weeks, but nothing was like His. I encourage you this week to read in the Gospel account of what happened to prepare your heart for Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday services. We all know things are bad today. The world around us is literally going to hell.We are watching the decay of civilization before us. Jesus is still weeping but many of us are not. Have we lost our tears? Tears speak so much louder than words. What about Faith? Compassion? Grace?

There is Good News! Jesus is still touched by our broken hearts and troubled by our blinded eyes. 

The question, Is the Lord weeping with you or over you today? There is a huge difference between the two.

The last time weeping is mentioned in the Bible is Revelation 21:4, God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. This is our hope. David said it best, For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5 God is not far off and removed. He is very near – touched by our tears and weeps with us. He is troubled by our blinded eyes and weeps over us. 

It’s okay to cry. Like Martha in John 11, “25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in
me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will live, even though he dies, and whoever lives believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

Wherever you are today in life know that God loves you and has a better plan for you. He wants to restore your heart, mind, body, and soul. The Lord promises, I will restore your health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord. - Jeremiah 30:17 You can change your life today. Strive for the faith, belief system, and healthy life God desires for you to have. That way you can love Him fully. 

Read The Daniel Plan by Rick Warren, and check out the Daniel Plan Website Here