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.”
It’s something to think about when death comes,and we know it will. The death of a family member or friend affects us differently. Just as it did Martha & Mary,Martha was like me when she heard Jesus was coming,she could not stay in that house! She was hurt,sad and mad that Jesus had not showed up when sent for him. I can just imagine how Martha felt,Jesus where were you and if you had been here,and just why did you wait this late to come.My brother is already dead and stinking ,where were you?? Oh mercy how we do go on & on with the questions!! When we’ve prayed what we consider to be a long time.We’ve waited & waited and Jesus still has not showed up yet! It’s all so familiar to Jesus,it does not surprise him at all the way we act,when we feel like surely Jesus could have fixed this by now! As I read these scriptures I let my mind wonder,putting myself in Martha’s place,that way I get a real feel for what’s going on! God is “awesome” and he cares for us and loves us so much!!! I’ve been here at this place of pain,doubt and fear,it does not feel good at all,but thank God he always brings us through! Then there’s Mary,remember she sat at Jesus feet taking in every word he said,while Martha was busy preparing lunch. Mary was calm,she didn’t move to the left or to the right! She calmly waited for Jesus. Mary had reached that place of “rest” promised to us! This is such a wonderful word! When we reach that perfect place of “rest” we will not continue to question God,about Where Were You or What Took You So Long??? We to will be calm full of peace as we wait for what God has promised,I can’t hardly wait to enter that place of total “rest” in the Lord! The long wait paid off for Martha and other family and friends,they saw Lazarus raised from the dead. This helped others to believe and trust in Jesus,so will our waiting help others as they see us calmly waiting on God,and the answered prayers.
Love in Christ Pat
Jesus said unto her,I am the resurrection,and the life he that believes in me,though he were dead,yet shall he live. And whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die. I love that scripture!
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the
God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our
troubles, so that we can comfort those in any
trouble with the comfort we ourselves have
received from God. Amen.
( 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 )
Yes Jesus Christ is a great comforter,and I’m so happy about that. For we go through(through) many trials & tribulations,but Jesus never will leave us.There are days when I cry out to God and it seems(seems) as if he does not hear me. But I’ve learned from God’s word and experience that God does hear,and he cares. Our pain and suffering is not just about us,but it’s also about being able to help others. God does know what he is doing and why! If you’ve never been raped or abused in some way,you cannot help someone very well who has been there. My Sister is having terrible pain with arthritis and she didn’t understand my pain until now,she use to say for real,you hurting like that. So you see the pain and suffering you’re going through now is so than you’ll be sensitive to the needs of others. I’m telling you God has our lives so well planned, until it makes my head spin to think about his “Greatness“! Now me,I’ve been sick on & off for 4 weeks now,but I’m still trusting God even though I don’t understand his every move. I don’t have to understand,all that’s required is my trust. I know from experience that I will be a stronger woman,when this is over! God does things his way and we will never fully understand his ways. Jesus gives me comfort and sets my mind at ease,for I know this to shall pass. I pray so for my family and friends,because I want you to experience this “Great Love” for yourself and the “comfort” that only Jesus Christ can give,it’s truly amazing.