Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Word-Filled Wednesday: John 12:27-28

John 12:27-28

"Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say?
'Father, save me from this hour'?
No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour.
Father, glorify your name!"

For some reason, I believe this when Jesus says it, but I repeatedly have a hard time applying it for my life. If my heart is troubled, do I often thing, "It was for this very reason I came to this hour?"

Not usually.

When my heart is troubled, I rarely rest in the trouble... I want OUT of the trouble. I want peace. I feel sinful or without faith because my heart is troubled -- nowhere in Proverbs 31 does it talk about "Blessed is she, for her heart is troubled..."

And yet, Jesus seems to find peace in this feeling. In His understanding of His Father, He recognizes that not only will His life have heartache, but His troubled heart is the very purpose to His life in that moment.

What a different perspective on a troubled heart than I usually take... such a perspective I desire.

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  1. great insights Brooke - I pray your heart isn't troubled!!

  2. ohhhhhhhhh, that was wonderful! We often don't find and feel the JOY in our troubles and yet that's exactly how we are supposed to feel...I'm journeying too...


  3. Thanks for those thoughts. His ways are higher than our ways.

  4. Brooke,

    What a great scripture to meditate on today as well as the meaning behind it all. Truly beautiful!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  5. This is a very touching verse. So true, it makes me want to strive to be more like Him during my troubling times . . .and find that peace:)

    Have a great day!

  6. What a neat perspective on that verse!


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