Started thinking this morning about some problems in my life right now, my mood started sinking, and I could literally feel a heavy weight try to settle on my shoulders. Then I stopped. Hey, wait a minute; I donít have to put up with this junk! Immediately I ran to the throne room and released my troubles to the Lord. I have been really practicing this because I keep seeing this picture with Jesus flowing through of me, and itís so beautiful. I see myself breathing him in nothing more and nothing less. I really wish I could be perfect at this, lol, because I donít like causing others pain. But I remind myself I am yet in an earth suit, subject to worldly desires, and still a target of the evil one, so rather I just take as much of Jesus as I know how to get my hands on!
I had a really cool vision about keeping everything in the Lordís hands this morning so I thought Iíd share. In it, I was placing all of my problems, pressures and burdens in Jesusís hands. I then saw him shuffle to a closet off to the side where he got busy filing. I looked over his shoulder more closely and noticed he was putting my issues on his back! I saw deep, bloody, sore and painful stripes, and I watched as the Lord carefully put my woes in each. I was in shock as I just continued to look on.
Then the Lord spoke to my heart, he said, yeno, many of my children wonít bring me their problems and truly let me have them. They think that somehow it will burden me or cause me pain or they are too insecure or proud to try. The truth is it doesnít bother me at all! I have already taken care of all the pain, the hurt, the suffering, even the scars over 2,000 years ago! I donít keep them with me, ďon meĒ, so you shouldnít either! When they were nailed to the cross that was it, our father took care of them, I took care of them and they will never have the power to hurt any of us again. I thought wow! How many times have I hesitantly come to the Lord feeling ashamed to give him something or like he really wouldnít care or have time for it!
I am just so convinced he cares about our every need. It is actually more of a reality to me than you or I! Crazy huh, but true! I love dwelling on the kingdom, on how God does things. He is merciful, so kind, so tender and true. Itís like heís always told us, ďSurely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.Ē Isaiah 53:4-5
Jesus Christ did not only come to die and save humanity from ourselves. He rose, and he ascended so that we could be healed and live in the power that he has made available to us right now! I love, love, love that the story did not end at the cross, oh contraire, that was only the beginning.
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