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Blessed Before God

It is a blessing to live with trust in Jesus Christ. For God has sent His Son, Word made flesh to us, and He has identified with us.

“For a day in your courts is better
than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold
from those who walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts,
blessed is the one who trusts in you!”

Psalm 84:10-12

Trust in Jesus

Jesus hurt as you hurt.

He experienced sorrow as you experience sorrow. He knows what it’s like to be abandoned, and he knows what it’s like to feel alone. Also, he knows what it’s like to look to God the Father in the midst of utter darkness and ask, “Why?”

He identifies with you, and he says, “Trust in me.” Trust in the one who has walked through the dark night and has come out on the other side in victorious light. He has conquered sin and sorrow. Also, he has defeated death and hell, and he is coming back.

He’s coming back to bring all who trust in him on this earth to glory with him in eternity, where he will wipe every single tear from your eyes. And he will heal every ache in your heart.

Put your hope in Christ. Whether things are going well for you right now, or you find yourself amidst difficulty and darkness, Christian, you have a King. He is your King. And he keeps his commitment to you. He has made a covenant of love with you that he will not break.

Also, he is the commander of heavenly armies. He is the source of light and life for you, a shield of protection and provision for you amidst whatever you are walking through.

And his name is Jesus.

“I know, perhaps, as well as anyone what depression means and what it is to feel myself sinking lower and lower. Yet, at the worst, when I reach the lowest depths, I have an inward peace which no pain or depression can in the least disturb. Trusting in Jesus Christ my Savior, there is still a blessed quietness in the deep caverns of my soul. Though upon the surface, a rough tempest may be raging, and there may be little apparent calm.”
– Charles Spurgeon

This post is an excerpt from a message entitled “Blessed Before God” from the “Love of God” Message Series by David Platt.

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