Project Grace: A Firm Trust

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies.” (John 11:25)

(Photo by Bernice Yu)

Hello my dearest readers. It has been a while since I posted an entry under Project Grace which has been under hiatus for months now. I just could not bring myself to write about God without conviction – and the past months have been an emotional turmoil for me. Now I think it’s time to start over again. And I hope you guys will be blessed by tonight’s meditation.

Christians ideally want to live by the verse, “walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Cor. 5:7). It is one of the stronghold commands of God that every believer should strive to follow. However, life is but an irony, a paradox of unending trials and testings that sometimes makes us question God’s sovereignty over our circumstances. And yet, the Bible gives us an explicit instruction when we are faced with such things. It seems quite contradicting to how we normally/naturally react, right?

When Jesus knew of his good friend Lazarus’ death, he was downtrodden. He grieved with Martha and Mary, Lazarus’ sisters, but his death became one of the most famously told stories from the Bible. Jesus explained, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies.”. Right before their very eyes, he woke up Lazarus from his sleep (death). It’s impossible for a body, four days old dead, to be able to stand up and walk! But not with Jesus – this miracle was only the beginning of his ministry up until today in the 21st century.

No matter what life throws at you, always remember to cling to our Lord Jesus Christ. Remember his words well, and you will never have to face a day defeated. “He will inspire you to a life of trust and firm faith in all circumstances.”


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