35 Peter said to Him, “Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You!” Matthew 26
Sometimes in our lives we feel just like Peter we feel so sure of ourselves but lets remember Jesus knows us better. That night when Jesus was taken away all of His disciples turned away but Jesus at this time zeroed in on Peter there’s a little Peter in us all but Jesus knows what’s needed to get our focus back on Him, doing times of stress we tend to turn away from the Lord especially if our prayers aren’t answered as quickly as we had hoped they would be. But God is always aware of what we’re going through and He will never turn away from us I truly love this scripture
. 7 But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.”
Jesus makes sure that Peter knows that He hasn’t forgotten him even though he turned away and denied Him! Our God is so awesome He will let nothing separate us from Him Hallelujah He’ll keep running after us.
21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel.
We so often are like the disciples we Expect Jesus to do things the way we want Him to but Jesus knows what’s best for us. His redemption works even though it was different than expected
13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.
Even though they were going in a different direction than they should have been Jesus went after them! We don’t have to worry about our detours Jesus is aware He also runs after us when we take detours because of His great love for us He also waits on us to get the wisdom and knowledge He offers. What and awesome Saviour we have so let us wait on Him for the changes we need and desire for He will surely help us.
The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance.
In this difficult situation Peter was sleeping 😴! How can we rest in difficult situations? We can rest that same way all we have to do is Hold On to the promises of God. This was not the first time Peter was in a difficult situation,and we to have been in many difficulties but God
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all;
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
1 John 5:14
And since we know that He hears us we should trust Him and rest God is faithful and He always makes a way out for us
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Even if you think you don’t know how to pray you can and God will hear you. Just pray Lord have mercy please He already knows your needs just pray Lord have mercy please Jesus Christ came and died and rose again to help us and to set us free! It’s horrible being caught up in addiction of any kind so please pray with me for God to help his people get free my heart is so heavy thinking about them they did not wake up one day and say I want to be addicted to heroin crack or meth. Then I’m praying for all of the Veterans they are caught up after all they’ve been through serving this country! Lord have mercy please it’s time for us to pray God is able and willing to help us all He loves us so
“I lift my eyes to you, O God, enthroned in heaven. We keep looking to the Lord our God for his mercy, just as servants keep their eyes on their master, as a slave girl watches her mistress for the slightest signal.”
Psalms 123:1-2 NLT
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”
Usually we only quote and share Jeremiah 29:11 but I want to call your attention to Jeremiah 29:1~10 God is encouraging his people to settle down let your sons and daughters get married build your homes plant your gardens work for the peace and prosperity of the city, In other words get comfortable for you will be here for awhile! In the midst of our hard places we want out as soon as possible but God’s timing is so different from ours. God also told them to pray and so should we while waiting on God’s time to be fulfilled, it’s so hard to be still while waiting on God we feel we must be doing something but most of the time what we do is make a mess!
We also feel like God has forgotten us but that is never going to happen He loves us to much! For then comes the reassuring promise of Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Yes His plans for us are greater than what we’re going through right now so be still and let God do what He has planned the end results will be wonderful.
Sometimes- most times as we read the word of God we see our brothers as giants of faith who stand tall and always walk the straight and narrow. But we need to take a closer look and we can see ourselves weak,frail and trembling at times in their walk with the Lord. Our brothers of old did also have periods of fear and doubt the same as we do but we must also see that the same Great God that kept them keeps us! And the same Great God that worked through them is working through us and the same Great God that brought them through time and time again will always bring us through every difficult test and trial. God is able at all times to care for us in the midst of our fears and doubts He always has a way out.
Scripture 1 Corinthians 2:3
But with the demonstration of the Spirits power
1 Samuel 16:2 Afraid to go to Jesse’s house really after all God has brought you through,but we find ourselves there at times
2 Chronicles 20:3 ,15 Jehoshaphat was terrified! But God came through