Looking To Jesus

Posted on September 14, 2016.

Did you know God wants to bring His blessings into your life? In this world of constant turmoil, God wants to place His Joy in your heart. It is for this reason that we, at Northside Baptist Church, begin our morning worship with the proclamation,” This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalms 118:24) It doesn’t matter if you feel like it or not, our Heavenly Father wants you to have His best everyday. Jesus said, ”I am come that you might have life and that you might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10b) This means the God of the universe, cares about every single moment of your life. Under the present circumstances, you might not have the joy our Lord wants you to exhibit. The Scripture tells each of us to take those cares and cast them upon the Lord. “Cast you burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain you: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” ( Psalms 55:22) In other words, our Lord does not want our cares to be our focal point. We are to focus upon Him and allow him to take those things which bring us down.

If we will focus on Jesus, God will handle the problems that beset us. In truth, He may not handle them as we would wish, but He will do what is best for us. He may remove the problem. This is most often our personal desire although, I have not found this to be the most common response of God in my own life. He can remove you from the problem. While perhaps not our first choice, this would be a close second. Again, I have not found this to be God’s most common response. The thing I have found God does most commonly in my own life, is to take me through the problem and change me in the process. If He can change me and use the problems and cares of life to mold me to be more like Jesus, then even my difficulties serve to bless me. When I am blessed, I can find joy no matter my present circumstances.

Looking to Jesus,
Bro. Jerry