I am hopeful you have heard it said many times before, “…For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him, they will ask the more,” (Luke 12:48 NKJV). Those words are supposed to be gospel truth. But in today’s world, they are not.
For example, the tax laws in the USA has many loopholes that the wealthy and well-connected often use to avoid paying their fair share of taxes while the rest of us have to pay our fair share or go to jail.
But, thanks be to God, we are sojourners. So, at some point in time, these repressive systems will end. And everybody will face the righteous Judge. On that day, there will be one entrance and one gatekeeper. Then every man will get paid according to his work and not according to loopholes and bribes. In fact, Jesus will be the gatekeeper, and he has made it perfectly clear. “
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me,” (John 14:6).
Life will have difficulties, but Jesus, who loves us more than life, (“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends, John 15:13.”), is greater than any difficulty anyone might experience.
John 14:27 New International Version (NIV)
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Whatever you are going through today, do not allow your circumstance to overwhelm you. Jesus knows your problem, and in due time He will lift you out of your mire clay. Take a tip from Job. When he was going through difficult life-changing circumstances, he never stops praying.
Isaiah 43:2: When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you go through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not get scorched, and the flames will not set you ablaze.
When life gets messy, and you do not know what to do or where to turn, do not panic Look to Jesus instead. He is bigger than the mess. In John 14:6 He said:
“I am the way the truth and the life…”
When life throws a curve ball in our direction, we instinctively call on God for help. But sometimes our most difficult moments can become doorways to a deeper relationship with Him.
Psalm 86: 6-7, “Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; And attend to the voice of my supplications. In the day of my distress, I will call upon You, because you will answer me.”