Jesus is all that we need. I know that sounds like a cliché but He truly is the only light we need to see at the end of our tunnel. If our perspective on Jesus and the role He plays in our lives is correct, we will have an understanding that everything else we think we need is secondary.
Have you ever been in a situation that you couldn’t see your way out of? Have you eaten all that you had not knowing where your next meal was going to come from? Has the Sheriff knocked on your door asking you to vacate your home within the next 10 minutes and you had no place else to go? Have the doctors given you the horrible news to get your affairs in order because your life was coming to an end? Have you ever been placed in a position where God and His Word were your only way out?
The benefits that are gained when you overcome situations that have pushed you to your breaking point in life are twofold:
1 – Your confidence in God and His Word is strengthened
2 – You learn more about yourself and the strength that you have inside.
Hold on to God’s Word when you find yourself in dire straits and you will gain the experiential knowledge of what God can do in your life and come away with a red hot passion for God’s Word that can be seen by all who cross your path.
Gaining Confidence in God’s Word
Book knowledge is great, but experiential knowledge is better. It’s great to profess the blessing of God and what it can do in your life from a scriptural standpoint. God’s Word is what we are commanded to live by and the profession of our belief in His Word confirms our faith.
But when you overcome a situation that has your back against the wall and the only light at the end of the tunnel that you can see is God’s Word, you gain a deeper appreciation of what God’s Word can do in your life. You come out of situations like these testifying of the great things God has done for you with a fire that book knowledge can’t give you.
Learning about yourself and the Strength you have inside
We all have a level of spiritual, mental and physical strength on the inside of us that few ever experience. Professional athletes use trainers to get the most out of their bodies. The sole purpose of a trainer is to push you beyond what you think you can do. Very few people have the drive within themselves to push to the breaking point. A trainer can take you and your physical abilities to heights you had no idea you could go to.
Once you’ve been pushed beyond your comfort zone physically and been given the opportunity to see what your body can do, you will be able to face strenuous situations in the future from an experiential standpoint, knowing that you have the ability to dig down deep and overcome seemingly impossible odds.
In Mark 4:35, Jesus was on the edge of a lake ministering to the people when He turned and said to His disciples, “Let us go to the other side”. What Jesus said here in Mark 4:35 wasn’t a suggestion. Jesus spoke a command that absolutely was going to come to pass. They set out from the shore and somewhere in between leaving the shore of the lake and arriving at the other side, a storm arose with high winds which tossed the boat that Jesus and the disciples were in. Where was Jesus during this storm? Verse 38 says that Jesus was in the bottom of the boat asleep on a pillow. Why? Because the command had been given to go to the other side. No storm, no matter how great had the ability or the authority to alter the Words that had already been spoken by Jesus.
Following in the steps of Jesus
The bible says that Jesus came and gave us an example in which we should follow in His steps (1 Peter 2:21). Let’s take note how Jesus handled Himself when the storms and winds arose in Mark 4 and rest in the fact that God’s Word has already been spoken concerning our storm. It doesn’t matter how things may look in our lives, the Word of God cannot be changed.
Hold on to God’s Word when you find yourself in dire straits and you will gain the experiential knowledge of what God can do in your life and come away with a red hot passion for God’s Word that can be seen by all who cross your path..