Compassion, concern and care!
Verse for Today: Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Matthew 9:36 – Seeing the multitude, Jesus felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.
Everyday thousands of people pass by in this world without finding compassion and care in life. Their intrinsic needs are not understood or addressed by anyone. When we see people, we only see their appearance and do not know much of their emotional and spiritual needs. The religions and philosophies of the world also do not understand the deep-rooted emotional and spiritual problems of people neither do they have any answers for their concerns. But Jesus sees our hearts and knows our genuine emotional and spiritual needs. He understands our whole person with all our needs and battles in life. He takes pity on us in our battered and bruised life. He wants to give us a happy and contented life in spite of our circumstances. He has the panacea for all our emotional, spiritual and physical ills. He comes to blot away our stress and tensions. He is strong enough to carry our burdens. He cares for us in ways that we do not always understand. He changes our attitudes about our situations and at the same time makes necessary changes to our situations as well. He makes all things work together for our good. Jesus is our Shepherd who leads us to His green pastures and cool waters and makes us to lie down and take rest under the shadow and coolness of His cross. He is the only true shepherd and all others who pretend to help us are thieves and murderers. Today Jesus desires that we go to Him with our burdens, distress, anguishes, pain, misery and despair and get healing for our emotional hurts. He will heal our sin sickness and emotional wounds and give us comfort and joy. Remember, Jesus is the Balm of Gilead to take away all our ailments and make us whole.
Dear friend, are you distressed and dispirited today because of the heavy burdens you carry in life? Is there unbearable emotional baggage on your shoulders? Are you encountering stiff spiritual battles and craving for deliverance? Take courage, because Jesus knows it all and He is much concerned about it. He has compassion on you. He wants to heal you and make you whole again. He will carry your burdens if you allow Him. He wants to give you heavenly bread to take away your spiritual hunger and living water to quench your spiritual thirst. He offers it all free as He has already paid for it through His death Calvary’s cross. But you must go to Him and admit the hurts and aches in your emotional, spiritual and physical realms. You must confess that Jesus is the only answer to all your ailments and surrender your life to Him completely. The techniques and wisdom of the world to deal in your situations are incapable to bring forth the desirable result and will leave you in utter frustration. But Jesus will give you relief and deliverance and refresh your life. He will give you contentment and comfort in His presence. Your education, knowledge, wealth, expertise and mastery of technology will lead you to frustration and despair. But Jesus will help you and lead you forward. Today Jesus is asking you to give your life with all its needs, problems and concerns to Him for restoration and remolding. He will give you the grace and strength to handle all life situations. He will help you to trust Him in all your situations. Your problems and situations are His personal concern today. Your well-being is His good pleasure. Today is your opportunity to rebuild your life at the hands of the Master Designer and Builder.
Matthew 11:28 – Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Thought for Today
Compassion of Jesus carries us forward with all our burdens and gives us peace and rest.
Prayer for Today
Dear Lord Jesus: Help me to submit myself with all my burdens and concerns and find relief and restoration in You. Amen!
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