Taken from The Seven Mile Miracle
Key Scripture: John 19:28
Thought for Today: Through His death and resurrection, Jesus offers the only true solution to your distress: Himself.
While you cannot escape thirst in your life, you can choose how you will fulfill this thirst.
Throughout His life, Jesus lived in direct connection with God and had access to the source of all life. So when Jesus gasped, "I thirst," from the cross, His sense of need may have seemed contradictory to the limitless resources He could have tapped into as the Son of God.
Even in expressing His physical thirst, Jesus never spoke or acted without reason. While these words were uttered in distress, it was in His greatest distress that released His greatest purpose.
When Jesus declared His thirst in John 19:28, He was fulfilling the prophecies in Psalm 22:15 and 69:21. And while He spoke of His physical need that needed to be quenched, it brings to mind our spiritual thirst He knew would forever be unmet without Him.
Much like the Samaritan woman Jesus encountered in John 4, your soul will thirst for fulfillment every single day. But when you face moments of distress, the enemy will present an endless array of options for you to quench your thirst.
The enemy wants you to thirst for…
A better job that will pay you enough to relieve your financial insecurity.
A relationship that satisfies the physical desires of your flesh.
Newer, fancier material things that provide the joy you may be lacking.
Through His death and resurrection, Jesus offers the only true solution to your distress: Himself.
When Jesus died on the cross, His love fulfilled your every need once and for all.
He provides the peace your spirit needs to rest.
He provides the joy your spirit needs for strength.
He provides the purpose you need to make today matter.
Jesus' death doesn't guarantee a life free from distress. But it does make provision to get through the hard times. He invited each of us to place our faith in Him, who is stronger than any needs we may have.
One of the most powerful ways to develop your faith, even in your distress, is to speak God's word. By verbalizing His promises over your life, you create room for Him to fill you with the peace, joy, and purpose that only He can bring.
God's not waiting for you to find another way to fill a void in your life.
He's waiting for you to receive the fulfillment He's already made available to you.
Embrace the unending satisfaction of His love.
Jesus, I praise you for your unending love. Even in your greatest moment of distress, you fulfilled a purpose greater than anything I can ever imagine. Lord, I surrender every area of distress in my life to you. I receive the fulfillment that only your love can bring. Everywhere I go today, give me the peace of knowing that I am complete in you. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Memorize Philippians 4:10-13 as a picture of the peace, strength, and fulfillment that Jesus makes available to you on a daily basis.
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