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A Quiet Place



Have you ever gone to bed at night telling yourself that tomorrow is going to be a do nothing day, you are going to sleep late and just relax, no plans on fixing anything, no plans on going shopping or visiting anyone, and everyone is going to eat the left overs because you deserve this day of relaxation?

“BUT” that next day reality shows up early in the morning with a phone call from one of your children who was planning on going on a trip and had to catch an early plane but for some reason their car wouldn’t start , so can you please come to take them to the airport. So much for sleeping in.

You get back home from the airport to find there is a lot of water on your bathroom floor, now you have to find and fix it or call someone in to do it which means it’s going to cost you money that you wasn’t planning on spending out of a budget that was already stretched and now you also have to wait around until the repair man shows up.

You may look towards heaven and say to God, “ God why me, all I asked for is just one day of doing nothing, why can’t you understand that?”

But looking at your situation from biblical perspective, Jesus wants you to have peace. He knows the value of calm.

Sometimes when our days don’t turn out like we plan, we become upset, angry and sometimes weak to the point of saying to ourselves, what the heck, I might as well go do some of the things that I said I wouldn’t do, because who else cares, and all others are just  just thinking about themselves not me.

Jesus wants us to have peace and to relax, but even He and his Apostles were interrupted from resting.

In Mark 6:30-34 reads, The Apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to Him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, Jesus said to them,” Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all towns and got there ahead of them. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So He began teaching them many things.

We might have our own plans, but others may not know or care what those plans may be.

Hebrews 4:14-15- Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are, yet was without sin.

God knows our thoughts, it’s as if He knows that we will say, “ God its easy for you up there, You don’t know how hard it is from down here.” So He boldly proclaims Jesus ability to understand. Look at the wording again.

He himself, not an angel, not an ambassador, not an emissary, but Jesus himself, SHARED FULLLY, not partially, not nearly, not to a large degree, ENTIRELY, Jesus shared fully. In all our experience, every hurt, each ache, all stresses and all the strains. No exception, no substitutes. Why? So He could sympathize with our weaknesses.( Taken from in the eye of the storm )

So when you get down and your plans change for whatever the reason, remember that sometimes God has other plans for you, and most of the time it involves helping someone else.




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