Hard days

Re: Verse reading–Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:1-10 (day six)  “In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears.”  (5:7)  Did Jesus have hard days?  Not just circumstantially hard, but spiritually hard?  The Scripture says, “Yes”, without any hesitation.  In the garden of Gethsemene, the Lord wept out his frustration and burden.  Hours on His knees.  It was hard!  Which gives us a different perspective on suffering.  “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you. . .as though some strange thing were happening to you.”  (1 Peter 4:12)  “I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are your glory.”  (Ephesians 3:13)  At one level, no believer is glad to suffer.  At the deepest level, we know that God allows these moments to accomplish His will in us and in the world.  Hard days do not mean that we are forsaken.  They means that we are human, and that Christ understands.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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