Morning Everyone, thank you for your responses to these blogs and "Dee's Thoughts." I love hearing from you. Today we are going to examine "What do we do" when our circumstances are difficult.
When we find ourselves in a difficult situation what do we do? It is far easier to look for a rescuer than to take responsibility isn’t it? I am reminded of how we as people go through life’s day to day challenges. Are we participants or bystanders?
Do we go through life feeling helpless unable to do anything about our situations, living with our hurt, rejection and disappointments rather than doing something about them? Where does our responsibility lie in these matters and what is our responsibility to God?
Let’s take a look at a piece of Scripture in Mark 2 regarding a paralytic man that is being carried by 4 men to a house where Jesus is expected to be. Now let’s go down to verse 9 and following, which is easier, to say to the paralytic, your sins are forgiven, or to say, Get up, take your mat and walk? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins….”He said to the paralytic, I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home. He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all.
We can all identify with the paralytic on some level, in that, we may still be living with past hurts and disappointments, living with our problems as a victim of our circumstances. What would Jesus say to us about our problems and our sin? Could it be that he would also say to us, “Get Up” take your mat and walk!
The question is….What are we going to do? ”Do we want to get well”? All too often we hold on to tightly to the things that paralyze us spiritually and emotionally. Jesus can and wants to heal us of those things but when he does, he will not leave us without excuse for the things we need to be forgiven for as well. So let’s take the challenge, take your mat and walk!