Lauren Daigle’s song “Trust in You” contains these lyrics.
Truth is, You know what tomorrow brings
There’s not a day ahead You have not seen
So let all things be my life and breath
I want what You want Lord and nothing less
Yesterday I had my surgery to put in the feeding tube and my port. I must admit it was a little more painful than I thought it would be, but not as painful as what my friend Mark is going through right now. Mark is a pastor friend of mine and I love him and his family and he is going through his own personal journey of cancer treatment. I know his faith is strong and I know God is going to use him today and the days ahead. But, that doesn’t stop the pain. I know that last line of that song is what Mark and I desire, “I want what you want Lord and nothing less.” As a result both of us will be able to share the love of Christ with those we come into contact with.
Today my thoughts were on Hebrews 12:1-2 in that God has a race marked out for every believer. Races require discipline and hard work. With perseverance we can run our race in such a way that is pleasing to God.
Hebrews 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Jesus is setting at the right hand side of the throne of God and he holds us up with his righteous right hand. Aren’t you glad He is there?
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Heb 12:1–2). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.