Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Have You Forsaken Me?

From The Word For You Today.

Matthew 27:46 NIV
"My God, Why have you forsaken me?"

Jesus knew that Judas would betray Him, yet He didn't stop him. He could have summoned twelve legions of angels to help Him, yet He didn't call on them. Under the weight of our sins He cried from the cross, "My God, why have you forsaken me?" That's because He understood it was all part of God's plan for Him. His words, "God where are you?" teach us that:

a) You can be in God's plan, yet at times feel overwhelmed and alone.

b) When God doesn't answer, you must stand on the Word He has given you.

c) The pain of this season will eventually give way to the joy God has awaiting you on the other side of it. So stick to the plan; that's what disciples do.

The word "disciple" means to be disciplined. It means sticking to the plan when you're under attack. It teaches you how to function when you don't feel like it. The enemy will come against the plan of God in your life, because that plan is like a hedge of protection around you.

As long as you stay in God's plan, nothing that the enemy does can deestroy you. So,when you feel like you've reached the end of your rope and can't go another step, do what Jesus did - pray, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit" (Luke 23:46).

Give it to God! Look up and say, "Lord, I'm trusting You to do what I cannot do. Bring me through this. Here it is; I'm turning over to You. My life, my future, and my all are in Your hands!"

Remember this Scripture and stake your life on it:

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV - "I know the plans I have for you."

I know it would be great to be included in the details of those plans, but Father knows best. Hang in there. We're both going to make it through our trials and come forth as gold for His Kingdom.

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