2019-04-20 - Your Darkest Hour
Last week, we looked at what it was like to face our darkest hour. When we face trouble, sickness, or disaster, we are not alone. We can turn to Jesus for comfort and guidance, knowing that we can trust in Him. He will be there for us.
Sometimes, when we face seemingly impossible circumstances, we feel deserted by God. On what is called Good Friday, Jesus faced his own darkest hour, briefly feeling abandoned:
Matthew 27:46 (NIV)--About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabacthani?"--which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me."
Jesus was nailed to a cross and crucified. He, who was without sin, carried our sins with him onto that cross. As a result, because it was part of the plan, Jesus knew that He must carry on. Jesus felt all alone, facing his darkest hour - for us. When he died, Jesus took our sins with him. Because, of Jesus' sacrifice, we can trust in him, and we don't have to face our darkest hour alone.
All scripture references from NIV (New International Version) unless otherwise noted
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