"Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God." (John 13:3 NLT)
"Jesus KNEW..." There was no doubt in His mind as He moved closer to what He was about to face. Nothing we face today comes close to the weight & gravity of what was before our Savior. He was about to endure excruciating suffering & death on the cross, but John says "He KNEW "the Father had given Him authority," over all He was about to face. Yes there would be pain. Yes there would be a struggle. But there would ultimately be victory & salvation for all mankind. It would not end in defeat!
That's why Paul could say, "And we KNOW that to them that love God ALL THINGS work together for good" (Romans 8:28 ASV) We can have confidence as we move forward today. No matter how difficult, confusing, or uncertain things may be right now, when we believe in Jesus it WILL work out for our good. Jesus trusted that truth and the result was salvation for all humanity. We too can CHOOSE to believe & walk in that same authority & have a peace, that is beyond our understanding, as God redeems what we face for His glory & our good.
I know some of you are facing things far beyond anything I could ever imagine enduring, but I pray we can both allow the Words & example of Jesus to do for us what no one else can. He made a way & set the example for us all. Nothing any of us face today will end in defeat when we trust in Him. Let's agree to GO FORTH together into this day, by faith, with His power, strength, & confidence filling us as we trust in Him. Remember what He said...
"I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NLT)
On the other side of what we face today, We will walk with greater confidence, peace, and strength...It's gonna make us stronger. Be Blessed today!