Where God meets you…

May 15, 2017

“Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart-shattered lives ready for love don’t for a moment escape God’s notice.” Psalm 51:16-17

Jesus is described as a man “who knew pain firsthand” … “who embraced the company of the lowest” .. and “took up the cause of all the black sheep”. He knows what brokenness looks like on the outside and what it does to you on the inside. You can try all kinds of ways to earn God’s care. But the one place where you find the Lord immediately at your side is where you pride is shatter and you heart crushed in pieces. Jesus knows precisely how much pressure it takes to break your heart and crush your spirit. It’s different for everyone. His humility was looked upon as weakness by his enemies .. but it was this same humility that caused crowds to approach Him. They knew that He could relate to their struggle. They saw how He cared for a woman broken and crushed from unending bleeding. They saw how He risked his reputation by healing on the Sabbath and invited a paralyzed man to get up and walk knowing his sins were forgiven. They saw how He let a questionable woman wash His feet at a dinner party. They watched Him let a rich man walk away after inviting him to find true freedom in his life. They saw the look on His face when a guilty woman was thrown at His feet and His only words to her were: Woman where are your accusers? … Neither do I condemn you … go and sin no more. And if there was any doubt about His heart and suffering .. there are His final words: “Father, forgive them, they don’t know what they are doing” He’s got all the time in the world for you.  Whatever is broken around your life is where you’ll probably find Him hanging around. He’s not in a hurry. Jesus wants you  to know His saving strength and faithfulness. He’s promised: He’s not letting go of anyone that comes running to him. Broken into a million pieces? It doesn’t matter. He’s making you whole .. each room of your heart .. each piece broken or in pain. He’s there …It only takes a moment

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent to Jesus Followers … the ones who come running. (kchesterp1@gmail.com)

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About Ken Chester

I love seeing Christ become alive and real in someone's life. It is amazing what happens when Jesus moves in and starts to renovate a life. When I'm not riding my road bike, I am usually walking our corgi named Trinity (she came that way) and corgi-lab named Lowrider. Carolyn and I are transforming our backyard. And a book is on the way. ...Stay tuned ... Ken
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One Response to Where God meets you…

  1. Once again, thought provoking words as God speaks to you.
    Where’s my mug shot> :>)

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