I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
Yet it was the Lord ’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
I believe that Jesus dying was the ultimate suffering, everything bad that you can think of happened in that time, He even felt abandoned by his own father. As I read Isaiah 53:10 the verse in Romans 8:18 came to me as it connected so rightfully with Isaiah. I felt the Holy Spirit reveal to me that if Jesus death was in fact the ultimate sacrifice, then anything that happens to us here on earth that we consider bad, sad or negative is below that (Jesus dying), proving that in fact we can do all things with God and therefore knowing that we have a powerful loving God. Letting us know that indeed he turns that was what meant for evil to good and that he knows the plans that he has for us, to prosper not harm, to give us hope and a future. This filled me with so much joy, to know that no matter what I go through here on earth nothing can compare to what Jesus went through therefore already having an advantage over whatever it is that seeks to destroy me, bring me down, annoy me, anger me, or whatever your hindering is. As I continue to declare healing in my body, I know that whatever was meant to hurt me at the end God has the last word, and that word was for a hope and a future. The bigger purpose which is salvation to his creation, to enter the kingdom where our true eternal home is. So, please, I encourage you as you walk through this life to remember that there is nothing so bad that God can’t turn around for you, even if it doesn’t go your way there’s a greater purpose. Allowing yourself to be used by God in a willing manner like Jesus is what brings to earth what is defined true in heaven (Matthew 6:10). (That’s another post, so I’ll leave that there for now 😉).
Father I just want to thank you right now with all my heart because I know that this thing that holds me back sometimes from being who you want me to be is not over me, I know that your word says that you love me so, that you are strong in my weakness, that you come to me when I call. Lord, I need you. Stand with me. Be with me. Lord, I believe that you loved me so much that you have your only son, so that I may be able to also overcome. That I may live in your joy, in your peace. Father, I turn my heart to you and I say I’m willing, here I am. I trust you. In Jesus name Amen.