Free by Holding On
Midweek Study with Pastor Edith
July 26, 2023
"Free by Holding On"
I am so blessed to get to hear so many people share how they have come to faith and have found that they are released from all the trouble this world has to offer. At the same time, I witness that coming to faith in Christ doesn’t always calm the storm that you and I may be facing, but, as I have heard it said; “He may not calm the storm, but He can calm his child”. I believe that calming is a freedom that God offers, and often times God uses his children to be that comfort, that joy in the midst of struggle, that peace that only the Holy Spirit can provide.
Our scripture for today reads: “To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.’”
What does Jesus teach? Well, I took a look at his great sermon on the Mount and reviewed again that we are blessed no matter what happens when our hope is in Christ who secures the future (Matthew 5-7). If you find yourself in the midst of a great struggle, take heart, you are not alone. Contact a friend, and call out to Jesus and remember; “The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Corinthians 3:17).