I’m not the savior.
Sometimes I’d love to rescue people
from their pain, to rid them of it.
I’ve always been one to attempt to
bring peace & resolution growing up,
if I could make it all better, I
would do whatever it takes to get there
,
but what about when that’s not your
call?
What about when the pain needs to
be felt, because the sin is real
.
What about when you know its God, chipping
things away
,
pressurizing those coals to produce
diamonds
,
putting that clay pot in the
furnace,
so that it may be purified.
What about when it pains you
beyond measure to not be the rescue, to not be the remedy
,
but that’s when you’re reminded you
need to sprint to the one who defines freedom.
The one who is the rescue and the
remedy.
Sin is real and it produces
consequences.
There is pain and there is damage,
There are tears that must be
shed,
and feelings that must be
felt.
But,
There is healing and there is hope.
There is healing and there is hope.
There is healing and there is hope.
I will repeat and shout that out
from the rooftops until it sinks in.
There is no condemnation for those
who are in Christ Jesus, yet the solution is life on God’s terms.
“With the arrival of Jesus, the
Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved.
Those who enter into Christ’s
being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black
cloud.
A new power is in operation. The
Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the
air,
freeing you from a fated lifetime of
brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death.
God went for the jugular when he
sent his own Son. He didn’t deal with the problem as something remote and
unimportant. In his Son, Jesus, he personally took on the human condition,
entered the disordered mess of struggling humanity in order to set it right
once and for all. The law code, weakened as it always was by fractured human
nature, could never have done that.The law always ended up being used as a
Band-Aid on sin instead of a deep healing of it.
And now what the law code asked for
but we couldn’t deliver is accomplished as we, instead of redoubling our own
efforts, simply embrace what the Spirit is doing in us.” Romans 8:1-5
Sin is real.
Pain is real.
We
are not helpless and we are not hopeless ,
for healing and redemption is
available !
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“Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, WE HAVE PEACE with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. 
 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of UNDESERVED privilege where we now stand,
and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.
 And endurance develops strength of character,
and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.
And this hope will not lead to disappointment.
For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
 When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinnersRomans 5:1-6


UTTERLY. HELPLESS.

I love that.
I’ve been there.
I’ve felt that.


He came, He is here, He rescues, He heals, HE is the solution.

I can rejoice
You can rejoice
We can rejoice
And as we are joyful in hope,
patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer 
I can rest.
You can rest.
We can rest.
For THIS is our solution,
amidst the worry
amidst the hopelessness
amidst the pain;
 “as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ
I am not the savior, but I will respond like the savior responds to me.
I will smother myself & my
brothers and sisters in His grace, mercy & love.
I will smother myself and whoever I can in the truth that
because He stands in victory,sin has no grip on us.
Sin has NO GRIP on us.
He’s all we want He’s all we need He’s everything.
Nothing phases him.
Though we may feel utterly helpless,
there is nothing he hasn’t seen coming and nothing he doesn’t know how to handle.
What’s on us then?
What’s our role in all this?
What’s our responsibility?

The remedy, the rescue, the solution…
our only hope,
is to live life on God’s terms.
  •  that means praying when we don’t feel like it
  •  that means forgiving when we don’t see a point
  • that means getting rid of – once and for all –  the sin in our life that Jesus has been telling us HAS NO GRIP ON US
  • that mean’s believing when we would just rather, let worry, fear & hopelessness consume us.
  • that means living life on God’s terms.

I will find hope in the truth that
Jesus has overcome,

so no matter the battle a friend may face,
I can rest
assure that the TRUTH is he or she holds the keys to victory for the war.
So I will not worry, I will pray
I will not worry, I will trust
I will not fear, I will rest assured
I will not give up, I will believe
For I know that He has overcome.
And WE have the solution.
com carinho,
T

Post Author: Thressa Irving

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