Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Good or Bad, Jesus is Holding It (and you) Together

One of my favorite passages in the New Testament is Colossians 1:15-17. I have preached a message about knowing God by looking at Jesus based on this passage. One thing that I never looked at before is a little phrase in Colossians 1:17. It says, “and in him, all things hold together.”

I always looked at that and thought that it meant that the universe and the world were held together by Jesus. It does mean that. But here is another way to look at it: everything you are going through is held together by Jesus.

That means

  • your good days are held together by Jesus.
  • your bad days are held together by Jesus.
  • that the argument you had with your spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend/parents/boss is held together by Jesus.
  • the horrible diagnosis from the doctor is held together by Jesus.
  • the day you were fired from your church is held together by Jesus.
  • your financial problems are held together by Jesus.
  • those students you pray for every single day are held together by Jesus.
  • the silence from the churches you are applying to is held together by Jesus.

Everything you are dealing with, good or bad, is held in Christ’s hand. What does this mean? It means that He knows everything you are dealing with. No matter how alone you may feel, He is there with you. He is holding you in His hands. He is holding it together.

2 comments:

  1. This verse holds a powerful truth & promise. Love it! Have you seen the talk by Louie Giglio about this verse? "How Great is Our God" ... if not, do it, Jon.

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  2. I will have to look it up. Thanks for the recommendation. As always, Shawn, thanks for stopping by the blog.

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