Turn to Jesus

Posted 7/1/2018

Let’s face it, sometimes life stinks. Things happen that leave us feeling hopeless and helpless. We feel all alone, with nowhere to turn and no way out of the situation we are facing. The truth is, life is sometimes hard — really, really hard.

What are we to do in such times? When everything and everyone in the world seems against us, when we can’t seem to catch a break no matter what we do, when life is so difficult we are tempted to give up? 

It may be tempting at such times to think that we are all alone — that even God has deserted us. Yet when we look at Jesus we discover the one who has himself experienced all the hardness of life. Jesus knew what it was like to be hated. Jesus knew what it was like to be rejected. Jesus knew what it was like to be betrayed by his friends. Jesus knew what it was like to die — even to die alone. Jesus knew what it was like to feel abandoned by God.

In such times we can turn to Jesus, who knows how we feel. But we turn to Jesus not simply because Jesus knows how we feel, but because the same Jesus lives. The same Jesus reigns in power and prays for us. The same Jesus who cared about the lost, the sick, the lonely, the hurting of his world when he walked on earth continues to care about all the lost, sick, lonely, hurting people of our world. Continues to care about us. 

When life stinks, Jesus cares. At such times we can rely upon Jesus.