Yes, You Do Have Time to Abide, Young Lady

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“But he was wounded for our transgressions;  he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:5-6)

So Easter is upon us and our verses of the day are turning our eyes towards the cross. Not a bad focus to have. It can be so easy in the rush and the stresses of life to focus on our problems and leave the lord out. Sometimes we have to force ourselves to step away, find a quiet place, and pray. Lord knows how hard that is for some of us. He understands, but we need to do it any way. (OUCH.)

Reach out, if you find yourself locked in a tizzy, absolutely convinced you’re far too busy for abiding in the very Lord you’re serving, and ask him to set you free from that mental, physical, and spiritual strong hold. Deep down we know it’s not healthy to live in go-go-go mode. We need healing in our minds.

Christ died to give it to us. He took our suffering and our iniquities on himself so we could be set free. Lets seek his way today.

Lord, forgive us for the times we’ve fallen pray to our weaknesses. We stop and we seek you now. Thank you for your finished work on the cross. Thank you for healing and freedom. We lay our hearts and our minds before you. Transform us into your perfect image. Give us willing hearts, tender to you and  your way. Strengthen us to walk in your spirit. In Jesus name we pray, lord, amen.