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Scripture Meditations: John 12:25-27 Part 3

  Have you ever wished you didn’t have to live through something tough going on in your life? Verse 27 of this passage addresses this very thing. John 12:25-27 KVJ 25: He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26: If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour. 27: Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. Jesus was talking about His own appointment with death. He dreaded it (actually sweated blood) but knew that it was why He came into the world. It was part of His Father’s plan. Do you realize that you do NOT have an appointment with death? Only Jesus had that… but I digress. In this passage, we can relate to the feelings that come with a troubled soul. In our desperation we may ask God to save us from the terrible situation we are in and wish that Jesus would just swoop in and save us from it. Well, Jesus doesn’t usually remove us from our hardships. However, we can find some comfort in Jesus’ words here. He says, “But for this cause came I unto this hour.” Like Him, we have to face some hardships that we would rather not deal with but it is part of God’s larger plan for us. We will be stretched, we will learn and grow. The bible promises that “No weapon formed against you shall prosper. Isa 54:17” Read that again. It says no weapon formed against you shall prosper. It does NOT say that weapons won’t be formed against you. Yes, we will have weapons formed against us. We just have to remember that God is watching over us and we will not be harmed – even in the hour we might consider to be a terrible hour.The very hour we dread contains the reason we came into it. There is a cause, a very good reason, for why we are experiencing that very hour. It is uncomfortable and it impacts us. But when we look back at the situation later we usually can gain understanding about WHY it happened. You can usually see how God worked something out and positioned you or protected you. Look at all experiences as something to learn from and find the beauty in that revelation as a gift from God. You are in this hour for a reason – be encouraged! Selah Blessings, Dianne

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