Our seasons of discomfort will not last forever
Today's Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2
Jesus is a perfect example who shows us that our seasons of discomfort never last forever. The Bible reveals to us that God had come down in human form as Jesus Christ. Like every child born to wonderful parents, there are high hopes flying around. The child hopes to achieve the best, and so do the parents hope for their young one.
Jesus started off as a wonderful child – he was in the temple learning and speaking with teachers. He gave attention to learning and hard work too. But guess what? Jesus hit a certain phase of life. He was tempted by the devil. A friend betrayed him. The leaders sought to kill him. And if we look at it outside of the fact that we know Jesus had a mission to fulfill, all of these happenings may seem unfair and absolutely suicide-worthy. Eventually, the King of kings was murdered and crucified to the joy of the wicked leaders and the enemy himself.
What most people failed to realize was that Jesus was on earth for the falling and rising of many. You and me are a part of the rising group. You know why? Because three days after the enemy thought he had won, Christ arose and ascended into heaven. The glory was restored!
So, as said earlier, the story of Jesus shows to us that no uncomfortable phase lasts forever because only the counsel of the Lord concerning our lives is permitted to stand. Take a look at how the TPT says today’s verses,
“As for us, we have all of these great witnesses who encircle us like clouds. So we must let go of every wound that has pierced us and the sin we so easily fall into.
Then we will be able to run life’s marathon race with passion and determination, for the path has been already marked out before us. We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection.
His example is this: Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God!” Hebrews 12:1-2 TPT
There is a destined plan of God for you and me, and it is a most beautiful one! So, no matter where you are now – in a great phase or in a terrible one, understand that your best days are in view, and your path has only just started shining!
Prayer Point: Father, I trust that your plans for me are very great. Help me to respond in excellence to your plans and not mine. Help me to live life through your own perspective and to trust in you no matter which phase I find myself in, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.