Jesus brings peace to our suffering

Matthew 11:28I’ve encountered many women who are hurting. They are going through difficult times and their faith is wearing thin. It breaks my heart.

Marriages are dying, women cannot bear children, families are being torn apart and children get sick. We feel pain. But we need to remain strong in our faith.

Are you in a rough place today? I hold out my hand to you. You are not alone.

Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds

Years ago, I travelled to Seattle and had the opportunity to visit the Space Needle. This landmark tower was built for the 1962 World’s fair and stands over 600 feet tall. An observation deck is located just above the 500 feet mark where amazing views of the city can be seen.

To reach the observation deck, I needed to ride an elevator enclosed in glass windows. As the elevator began its ascent my stomach fluttered in nervousness. I watched as the ground became distant and the parking lot grew smaller. The elevator towered over building tops while the beautiful blue bay announced its prominence.

All while my nervous stomach shouted for it to end.

Matthew 5:4

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted

Finally the elevator stopped, and I gratefully stepped onto the observation deck. This time, instead of looking down, I looked out and across the land.

I saw the Olympic and Cascade Mountains and the mighty Mt. Rainier while watching boats sail through the calm bay. The sight before me was stunning and I could not take my eyes off of it.

I often think of this experience and imagine it as a prelude to meeting Jesus. My worries and cares will no longer matter. They will be so far removed from me, I will forget they even existed.

Matthew 11:28

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

When I stood on the observation deck, I was focused on the breathtaking view. I stood in a perfect moment, mesmerized by the peace and contentment I felt at that moment.

The tense ride in the elevator was a distant memory as it was only the vehicle that got me to that moment.

Our path in life can be tense, uneasy and anything but calm, but it leads us to experiences. And our experiences, if we let them, will bring us closer to God who is always waiting with open arms.

No matter where you are today, run into His arms where he will comfort you and give you peace.

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14 thoughts on “Jesus brings peace to our suffering

  1. I love the way you connect spiritual lessons with every day happenings. I’m looking at Jesus’ words in the Beatitudes with my Sunday School ladies, and we keep coming back to the truth that we are blessed when we realize our spiritual poverty and come to God with empty hands — hungry and thirsty — allowing Him to fill us.

  2. I graduated in 1963 in Klickitat, WA, and knew about the Space Needle. THEN, in 1964, I ended up in Seattle working for nearly a couple years before going to Tacoma, AND was able to walk from my apt area to the Space Needle, even when I’d moved. I know and knew much of it at that time. AND in the past 30-plus years I’ve been in Seattle about once a year when visiting sisters and other family in Tacoma and I would go to the Seattle area down on the Puget Sound issue downtown, and would sometimes just go up to the Space Needle. Anyhow, what you shared grabbed my heart and my attention. AND the picture and the Word were/are truthful. Grabbed my heart and my attention. Thank you much!

  3. My personal experience testifies to the truth of your words. Never once will we ever walk alone! Thank you for sharing this powerful word with us at Grace & Truth!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful analogy about the Space Needle elevator. I’m not a fan of heights either, but I love the thought of looking out across God’s beautiful land.

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