As thousands flee in Florida, and thousands more are devastated in Texas, the carribbean and Mexico (as a result of the recent earthquake); I am certain many are praying and asking the question, “Lord, where do we go from here.”
Jesus had just performed two great miracles, the Feeding of the Five Thousand and Walking on the Water (John 6:15)
Jesus then gave a word to the people chastising them about why they were seeking after him. 26Jesus answered them and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. 27“Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.”
Still, the people wondered about what they had to “do” in order to work and serve Him in order to get what they wanted. His words were very clear on what to “do” and the condition our hearts should be in when we are asking the big question, Where do we go from here?
Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.” John 6:29
When we find ourselves in the midst of the storms of life, our only hope and “work” is to do His will. What is His will?
To believe and trust in the one He sent – Jesus, our Lord.
One moment we are living, working, laughing and enjoying the fruit of our labor here on earth, and then in an instant our lives are changed, many times leaving us in a state of emergency, crisis and trauma. It could be a hurricane, a sickness or disease, or it could be something as seemingly simple as an empty nest leaving us grieving and asking,
“Lord, What is my purpose? What do I do? How will I survive?
Where do I go from here?”
God knows our name, our shame, our sitation and has already established us and prepared a place for us right along side of Him.
… looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews, 12:2
Lord, where do I go from here? Seek Him, and you will never find yourself lost and without hope. He is the only place we can go and remain steadfast and unshakeable.
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