Jesus Wins ~ Grace and Truth Week 26

I come to you this week with a sad and weary heart, friends.

Why?

Because I am witnessing firsthand what happens within a local body of Christ when leaders begin to question the validity of God’s Word and assert society’s interpretation onto Holy Scripture.

There is a sense of loss, of betrayal, of disappointment and devastation that I cannot adequately convey to you.

And I share this with you not to stir up some former controversy or to rehash previously argued points. No, I think by now we all know where we stand as individuals.

I share this story here because the closeness of this particular disappointment made me realize how lonely recent events might make one feel. And I’ve learned over my lifetime that loneliness is one of the enemy’s greatest weapons when we allow it to be.

Many of you are finding yourselves in a similar unexpected minority amongst your friends who also claim Christ.

You may feel utterly alone and be tempted to acquiesce. You may even be falsely accused, your character maligned, your morals despised.

Your very Christianity called into question.

To you, my Bible-believing, Christ-following friends, I would say take heart!

You are certainly not alone in your view on the authority of God’s Holy Word. You are certainly not alone in your desire for truth-telling either. I hope to share more with you on that later this week. :)

That said, I appreciate this voice this week:

“When the leading pastors of the land begin distorting the truth and adjusting the principles to fit the current cultural trends the moral compass gives an uncertain reading.” ~ F. Dean Hackett

Uncertain – yes, these are uncertain times.

Yet this voice here, gives me hope for what is to come:

“If there is any good that could come from this Supreme Court decision, it would be that a clear and distinct call would go out to the body of Christ to repent.” ~ Rosilind Jukic

Let it be, Lord.

So carry these words from Jesus with you into the coming weeks:

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” Jn. 16:33

Because in the end,

Jesus wins.

Jen :)

 

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Comments

  1. says

    So sorry for the pain you are bearing. I know how hard it is to feel lonely when surrounded by Christians. May God’s Spirit give you strength and wisdom through this season.

  2. says

    That makes me more sad than any “Law” of the land: It’s the church caving in and lowering their morals. The world is the world, that is expected. But we are children of the Living God. We should know better. We have the Word. We need to be a light, the salt, so we can make an impact in our world. So many hurting people all around us searching for Jesus. They just don’t know it yet.

  3. says

    Jen, You articulated exactly the astonishment I am feeling about finding myself in a minority concerning the Truth of God’s Word!

    Thank you for the reminder of the Great Hope we have that Jesus ALWAYS wins!

    Blessings,
    Karen

  4. says

    These days are sad ones, but then again, they are a celebration. It says that in the end, we will face trials and tribulations. Look at the world now!! This just means that the Lord is almost ready to call us home. My lamp is burning, I’m doing His will while still here and I can’t wait! :)

  5. says

    God’s Word is true, unchanging and timeless. Those who ignore or defy it do so at their own peril. Thanks for the great post and for hosting, and God bless!

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