A box of love: Believing in Jesus

Published 5:18 pm Thursday, July 27, 2023

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Sometimes, we read the Bible and do not understand what we have read. It is as if we are just mouthing the words without meaning.

That happened to me the other day. After I finished reading a chapter, I realized that I truly did not gain any comprehension from it and my soul felt restless. It’s during these times that I always have a heart to heart with Jesus. I always ask Him for assistance because I know I can’t do it on my own.

My favorite time to talk with Jesus is early in the morning around 3 a.m. The house is quiet, the television is off and Google is asleep. It’s just Jesus and I and we have great conversations. I tell Jesus how I feel and He listens, and then Jesus speaks to me. Jesus said, “I have given you the tongue of the learner so that you can speak to all that are worried and a listening ear so that you may hear what is said. My mouth shall speak of wisdom, and the meditation of my heart is understanding. Mary, do you have enough confidence in Me and in you that we can make it work?”

After talking with Jesus, I felt I gained some better understanding. It felt as if Jesus was revealing certain things that he wants for me but it is up to me to start utilizing the tools that I’ve been given.

I believe every word that Jesus tells me, but I need His help to perform my mission. I often say, “Jesus, I know who You are and what You can and would do. There is nothing that can happen to make me mistrust You.”

When I lost my mother, father, sisters, brothers, son, and had cancer, Jesus held my hand and helped me through the pain and sorrow. My faith in Him is strong, but sometimes it seems difficult following the path that has been laid out before me. When I feel like that, I often lean on Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”

Be blessed in Jesus’ name.

Mary Simmons is a columnist for The Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch. She can be reached at aboxoflove37@gmail.com.