"I was senseless and ignorant;
I was a brute beast before you."
There is nothing like a trial in your life to show you the reality of your heart. When my first cancer diagnosis came, that was true for me. My heart was ugly and hard, and I felt determined to conquer this. My scheming and pouting did not deter the love of God. He met me as I walked with tears streaming down my face towards the mountains near our house. Even then
I could tell God was going to bring me to the bottom of myself.
Because God is faithful and has been through all of time, I trust His promises extended to me now. You and I can face trials unafraid and undaunted by our own sinful hearts, “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ” (2 Corinthians 1:20). Because of Jesus, we can make it through the day. “Because He lives/I can face tomorrow/Because He lives, all fear is gone;/Because I know He holds the future,/And life is worth the living,/Just because He lives” (Bill and Gloria Gaither, 1974). We can be assured He will care for us and our loved ones even after we’ve gone.
DON'T BE AFRAID TO POUR OUT YOUR TEARS TO JESUS. HE IS ABLE TO CARRY YOUR BURDENS, THOUGH THE SITUATION LOOKS IMPOSSIBLE.