If Only We Knew

Thanks to Lysa TerKeurst for this one … too good to not share.

Thursday, Jan 20

If only we knew

Here is my prayer for us this weekend, May we catch even the slightest glimpse of the tender mercy of our Jesus.  For one drop of His mercy realized is better than an ocean of the world’s comfort.

The marriage situation that seems impossible.

The finances that never balance.

The hope so deferred it makes the heart sick.

The anxiety over a child bent on a wayward path.

The diet you are sick of.

The broken promises of a friend.

The lack of true friends.

The constant messiness always distracting the peace you want in your home.

The impatience and frustration and anger and disappointment in losing it once again.

If only we knew how deeply Jesus understands, cares, and feels for us.  If only we could see the wonder of His love.  The skies He paints, the flowers He blooms, the world He arranges just for us.

If only we knew to open our hands and catch the drops of His tender mercy.  If only we knew how to stop clinching our fists feeling the weight of trying to fix it all ourselves.

If only we knew to stop in the midst of it all and whisper, “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.”

Just a whispered breath formed in the wholeness of His name carries all the power and mercy and wisdom and grace we need to handle what we face.

If only we knew.

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are- yet was without sin.  Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need,” (Hebrews 4: 15-16).

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.



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