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There is a safe, secret hideout waiting for you in the very presence of the Most High, the Almighty, the Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. And what is especially beautiful is that all are freely invited to come in – not just the rich or the religious – all who are broken and afraid are freely welcomed.
While it’s possible that he allows your problems to continue for a season as a source of growth in your life, it’s also true that he has already made an end of all pain and suffering by the death, burial, and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ.
Jesus says, when you’re trying to carry it all and you hit that wall where you realize you just can’t do it anymore, even at the very end of your rope, come to him.
God wants to take you deeper today. Deeper into the reality of his goodness. Deeper into the recesses of your own heart where real, lasting healing needs to occur. Deeper into the solid soil of scriptural truth about who you are, how the world works, and God’s plan to redeem all things for his glory forever.
When you’re in a season of being locked down, look up. Pray. Read. Meditate. Sit silently and listen for God to speak. Listen to praise and worship music. Write and journal. And see how God shows up.
It isn’t just that there’s a silver lining or a bright side to find, it’s that the dominating central storyline is all about the redemptive purposes of God in all things and that storyline is simply obscured from our view at times by the evil and suffering we witness.
The very moment you trust in Jesus, you become a temple for the continual, never-ending presence of God through the Holy Spirit. He takes up residence in your life. And together, corporately as the church, all who follow Jesus represent the house in which God lives.
The church gets to tackle global issues like disease, poverty, a lack of education, and spiritual blindness. We get to protect the vulnerable, defend the oppressed, and serve the poor, the sick, and the needy. We get to tell the good news of the hope we have in Christ to everyone on the planet until all have been invited. We get to love and serve and offer a cup of cold water in Jesus’ name.
When Jesus wanted to start an organization that would fix all of the world’s biggest problems, he invited a ragtag band of misfits to lead it. Who better to represent to the world what the grace of God in Jesus Christ is capable of doing than people utterly and totally changed by it, enamored with it, and committed to it for life? And guess what? Jesus sees you, too, and he’s inviting you in!