As we sit between “Good Friday” and Sunday morning, while Jesus would have laid in the grave, this thought hits me…
In the darkest moments of my life, the greatest attack of the enemy did not come from without but from within. It’s that voice saying, “This is your fault. You are to blame. Now, you’re going to have to pay.”
In moments like this, we are highly susceptible not only to doubt and fear but also the religious spirit.
Whether we’re trying to walk in blessing or counter curses, our mind naturally seeks a religious solution. Of course, none of us would see ourselves as religious, but this is the subtle deception of religion. You see, deep down, we want the supernatural to work for us. To fix things. We believe the supernatural won’t open to us without specific spiritual strategies. It’s easy to feel that life is a test, and that God is waiting for us to figure things out.
Everything is supposed to work in our favor, right?
Here’s the simple truth: God does not test our faithfulness. He’s not using evil to discover what your made of. What does scripture say, “Let no one say when he is tempted, ‘I am being tempted by God,’ for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.” (James 1:13) He’s not trying to trip you up. He’s not waiting for you to fail. He wants you to succeed; and He will love you all the way through it.
The only thing that matters: will you believe God? Will you deny your own strength and follow God’s leading? It’s all about your “faith working through love.” (Galatians 5:6). God has taken care of the rest.
Yesterday was “Good Friday.” Tomorrow is Resurrection Sunday. This is the gospel. God has already paid the price. All we have to do is walk out the story laid out before us, and God will do the rest.