The Call of God
The Lord knew what it was like to pray with strong crying and tears, even in agony and blood; Jesus knew what it was like to pray for a deliverance that could not be granted (that is, if He were to become the Savior of the world). He knew the reality of fear as He faced the cross with all its terror, plus the horror of separation from the Father. He knew loneliness, plus the ultimate loneliness of being forsaken when He was on the cross. But amazingly, He held fast to His profession of confidence in His Father, because He knew He was going home. And here’s the thing. Seeing that we have a great High Priest, Jesus, let us hold fast our profession. Let’s remember we’re going home. We do not have a High Priest that has not been touched with infirmities. Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace that we might obtain mercy and find grace of help in time of need.
That’s me. That’s what I want. That’s what we should want to remember as we're heading to our eternal home.
So when suffering hits hard, remember you are heading home; and to do so with joyful confidence that through your trial you are stretching your soul’s capacity for the Lord Jesus. Come home to Him.