Friday, November 4, 2011

But God .......


Sometimes I'm not exactly sure what the Lord is trying to teach me. I know that I am a difficult student. For years I've struggled with the learning process. But today, today after being bashed in the head this past week, I'm wondering if I will ever learn the lesson.

You see my will is strong. I've followed my own heart for too long. And when a situation presents itself, my will immediately jumps up and says "It's not right!"

Of course it's not right.

When someone walks all over you, or takes advantage we want to scream "it's not right!!!"

But was it right for Jesus to endure the cross? Was it right for Him to give up His life for me?? Was it right for Him to save me from my sins even though I do not deserve God's forgiveness??

I've been angry this week. It's been boiling up inside of me. But when I stand back and look at the situation that has caused me to be so upset, I wonder, why??? Why is it so hard to let it go??

Too many questions.

Only one answer.

" And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience - among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ - by grace you have been saved - and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2: 1-10

10 comments:

Doniene said...

Amen! Thanks for sharing! God's richest blessings to you today!

Carol said...

Hallelujah! But God....! So many times and in so many ways.

Rebecca said...

Exactly what I needed to read right now. Thank you for sharing!

Teresa said...

Before you forgive yourself for not being able to let go He already Did.
Praying for you. In Christ.

Whidbey Woman said...

Amen to what Teresa wrote. I saw something on Facebook yesterday (Friday): TGIF. Thank God I'm Forgiven!!!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Sometimes I hink about Jesus on the cross....and all those people taunting Him.....if it were me, I'd want to show them up.....but He didn't ....I think it's b/c He knew the truth of who He really was and what He was doing for the world. Hope you have a great weekend

Charlotte said...

Some lessons are hard to learn. Any time we feel like we are not being treated fairly, it is good to think about how Jesus was treated. He didn't deserve what he got. We did. Thank you for the reminder.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Brenda said...

We all have those days. I would love to say my reactions are always what they should be but that wouldn't be the truth. He is still teaching and I am a slow learner.

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Great points. And some of my favorite encouraging Bible verses - I especially love "BUT GOD" and often remind myself in difficult situations, BUT GOD! :) Thanks for a lovely Spiritual Sunday visit.

Pamela said...

When we choose our own way we refuse the gift of God. And yet I, too, demand my way so many times. When I allow God to step in, my heart is soothed. I no longer have to fight against the injustice. I need to work on that more! But God...love that.