Gravity of suffering This video really speaks to my heart as I trudge— heart and soul shattering almost once every day— through a very difficult month. What Matt Chandler says here rings true.  The great crowds of people during Jesus’s time on earth, who worshiped Jesus, followed him around, witnessed his healing and exorcises, ate the “feed the thousands” bread and fish He manifested, even those who tried to make him king… were these the same who screamed to get him crucified in front of Pontius Pilate? If so, I can in part related to the kind of dark despair going through Jesus’s mind, or deep wisdom about the treacheries and evils of the human heart.  Instead of indulging or even fighting the intense pains of heartbreak and pitch black, physically-debilitating sense of despair, I shall have hope and faith that our Savior knows what is going on, and He is fixing it.  No matter how I feel, He IS taking care of me and things WILL be all right, not because of some positive thinking, law of attraction nonsense, or blind desperate hope, but because the WORD OF GOD the creator of all the universe (not to be underestimated and belittled as some matrix or illusive scheme), is trustworthy. He delights in me.  He loves me. …. the Lord supported me.  He led me to a place of safety; he rescued me because he delights in me.  (Psalm 18:19) The mountains, oceans, and cosmic laws of physics will go away, but the word of God will not go away.  This is spoken by Jesus, confirmed by astrophysicist Hugh Ross and written in many places by different authors, different times, in different books of the Bible.

Hebrews 12:4-12
“In this all-out match against sin, others have suffered far worse than you, to say nothing of what Jesus went through – all that bloodshed!  So don’t feel sorry for yourselves… God is educating you; that’s why you must never drop out.  He’s treating you as dear children.  This trouble you’re in isn’t punishment; it’s training.”

About R. Lin

依靠主8年。感謝主給我們好老師和好教材,欲將在北美聽到的講道以及課文翻譯成中文與更多朋友分享。提姆凱勒有一句極有趣的話:文是為福音所造。"The ultimate purpose of language is the Gospel." - Tim Keller 福音美兮,願我在這裡的拙文能同大家享受也分享上帝的福音。 現職建築工程業界,禱告順服給上帝使用。 C.S. Lewis Institute Fellow (Chicago Chapter) 魯益師研究院 同仁 Registered Translator in British Columbia (Chinese to English); Translator and interpreter of English to Chinese literature Enthusiast of Christian apologetics, art, culture, history, literature, religion, science, philosophy, design, music, and thoughtful living.
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