Luke 18:35-43

Luke 18:35-43

This is what Jesus does for us. He helps us through the hard times. He gives us wisdom and strength in the hard times. He doesn't always take the hard times away from us.Struggle and trial will come your way. We would never know how much we love God or how devoted and committed that we can be to Him if we were never tested in it. He doesn’t just pass right by us because He doesn’t have time for us. I believe that His Holy Spirit, Who is still here today, passes by, stops and ministers to our needs and comforts us in our struggle and, if healing is warranted, then He heals. If the challenge is still needed, He allows for us to live with the challenge that causes us to grow stronger in our faith…

It is okay to pray for the things that you need. It is okay to understand that you are hurting inside and need Jesus to help you. It is okay to cry out for mercy. So many people do not. We, in pride and arrogance, think that we can handle it on our own. “I don’t need God, if there’s even a God up there. He’s the One that made this mess. Why would I want Him?” No, He wasn’t the One that made the mess… Adam was the one that made the mess…

This is what Jesus does in us. This is what He does for us. He helps us through the hard times. He gives us wisdom and strength in the hard times. He doesn’t always take the hard times away from us.

Dave Elkins

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