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We Can Trust Him

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    Vernell's approaching a 10-year anniversary at CBN. She's a life-long learner who enjoys reading and laughter with friends and family.

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Have you ever looked up to heaven and asked God, “Why?” Perhaps you lost a loved one or suffered from a tragedy or abuse. Maybe you made a poor decision and had to reap the consequences of it. Whatever happened, the pain was real.

I remember being at the doctor’s office with my mother after my father’s heart attack. The doctor gave a very short timeline for my father’s life. I was the one shaken while my mother boldly declared to me, “I do not believe that.” Her faith made all the difference for my father and me too! Honestly, I felt helpless, like the wind was taken out of my sail. This was my father, not some stranger. My tiny mustard seed of faith met a divine opportunity that day. I thank Jesus that He is the “Author and Finisher” of our faith (See Hebrews 12:2). He made a way for each of us to live a faith-filled life.

The writer of Hebrews shared another amazing fact about Jesus,

“For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted” (Hebrews 2:16-18 ESV).

Jesus loves us! He “shows up” to provide what we need when we need it. That day in the doctor’s office with my mom, I needed Him. His grace saw us through. Because Jesus suffered, He is well able to help us through any trial, at any given time. He cared enough to become like us and paid the price for our sins. His faithfulness paved the way for our redemption. My finite understanding cannot figure out “why” Jesus loved us enough to become like us. “Why” He did this for us and not the angels. Why? Why? Why? We may never know the answers on this side of eternity.

What we do know is that we can trust that His “love never fails.” We can take Him at His Word. We can watch His mercy and grace in action every day. We can follow His path of obedience in our lives. We can trust that He is able to help us through any and everything.

My precious father lived many years past the doctor’s prediction. There was a convergence between heaven and medical breakthrough. I am grateful that I got to witness my mom taking a posture of faith and see the fruit of it. I am also grateful that God is mindful of us! Everything we read in the Gospels confirms His great love for us. He paid the redemption price for us. He suffered for us. He kept His eye on the prize, US! He cared enough to send His own Son to die on the cross for us. Jesus paid the price for my father’s healing. Oh what a mighty God we serve!

Let’s pray. We thank You Lord for all that You suffered for us. Thank You for demonstrating obedience for us. Thank You for paying the ultimate price for the propitiation of our sins. We love You. May we yield to the work of Your Holy Spirit to conform us to Your image, in the name of Jesus, Amen!

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Scripture is quoted from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®). ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. The ESV® text has been reproduced in cooperation with and by permission of Good News Publishers.

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