Yes! Jesus Gets It

Key Verse: Deuteronomy 31:8 , “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

I love babies. I love holding them, I love rocking them, I love feeding them, I love playing with them, I love watching them, I love teaching them, and I love praying over them. It doesn’t matter how old they are or if they are someone else’s babies either. The four babies God gave to my husband and I are nearly 16, 14, 12, and 10 now. Alongside them, I have babies of all ages around the world that I love and pray over. My husband is a lot like me when it comes to babies. He loves babies. He loves holding them, he loves rocking them, he loves…well, you know where I’m going with that. He prays with me over them, and he cries with me when their situations call up tears. When it comes to babies, I feel like my husband gets it. There are daily moments, however, when even my loving husband doesn’t get what I’m going through. This can really frustrate me, and I want to feel sorry for myself and take it out on my poor husband sometimes.

Not too long ago, I was praying over this while I was reading through the book of Matthew. I’ll admit I was trying to rush in some quiet time with the Holy Spirit, and I got to the fourteenth chapter of Matthew before I said to myself, “Whoa, girl! Back up. That part was really talking.” That’s where He showed me that it doesn’t matter whether or not my wonderful husband gets it every time. The important thing to remember is that the One true, even more wonderful, God gets it – every time.

In verses such as Deuteronomy 31:8, God tells us He goes before us and will be with us. When we stop and listen, He reassures us that He will never leave us or forsake us. He tells us not to be afraid and not to be discouraged, and we can do this because He is faithful and He does get it. Not only does He tell us that He gets it, but He gives us examples in his life on earth that shows He gets what we are going through even more than we do. We can be confident and encouraged when we go to him for understanding, we can go to him for rest and peace – even when we are having one of our moments.

We all have moments. God gave us grace and mercy when He had his moments. How often do we end up melting down instead? Maybe we’ve been home alone with the kids too much. Maybe our husband has been working late nights, out of town, or out of the country for weeks, maybe months. Have you been in the middle of making breakfast, putting a bandage on a scraped knee, and breaking up an argument when you got a phone call that someone you love just died? Maybe you just want to be alone for a little bit or you’ve been putting off using the bathroom since the baby woke you at four o’clock this morning. When there is smoke coming from the pot left cooking on the stove, when you find blackened porridge instead of tasty oatmeal, when you look for an alternate meal only to remember why you were making oatmeal instead of cold cereal, do you confidently whip up a “mystery meal” or do you throw in the towel? It’s true that even in these moments, the great I AM gets it. Just ask Him.

Lord Jesus, You do get it, and for this I am grateful. You are not some distant god or lifeless idol. You are the living, breathing, almighty I AM! Forgive me for my lack of faith during times of trial, and strengthen me with your peace and patience that I may be a light to those around me; especially when I am in the middle of a trying moment. Thank You for being the Creator, Author, Savior, Protector, Lover, and Friend of my soul. Amen.

Read Matthew 14:12-23, how does this compare with a challenging moment in your day? What does Jesus’ actions tell you about who He is? Write down in your journal what is going on, and don’t hold back, He gets it, and He wants to hear from you.

Lorinda Freeman

Lorinda has a passion and desire to teach children about the love of God.  She is a homeschooling mom of four and together as a family they work within their church with the children’s programs making sure the hearts of all the children are being taught God’s love for them.  Lorinda and her husband, Chris, make their home in Hibbing, Minnesota after Lorinda had endured extensive travel growing up as a Navy “brat”. 1 Thessalonians 2:6-13, “We are not looking for praise from men, not from you or anyone else.  As apostles of Christ we could have been a burden to you, but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children.  We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.  Surely you remember, brothers, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you.  You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed.  For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.

Lorinda has a passion and desire to teach children about the love of God. She is a homeschooling mom of four and together as a family they work within their church with the children’s programs making sure the hearts of all the children are being taught God’s love for them. Lorinda and her husband, Chris, make their home in Hibbing, Minnesota after Lorinda had endured extensive travel growing up as a Navy “brat”. 1 Thessalonians 2:6-13, “We are not looking for praise from men, not from you or anyone else. As apostles of Christ we could have been a burden to you, but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children. We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us. Surely you remember, brothers, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you. You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.

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