As Jesus walked the cross to Calvary, there were crowds of people everywhere, and yet He felt very alone. In our suffering, even when there are people walking with us, it is easy to feel like no one is there, and no one understands what we are going through. Yet God allows us to walk these tough paths to bring us closer to Him — to learn to trust Him with our lives more and more. Even when we feel like no one is with us, God is with us. We have hope because we have His promise of new life!
As we approach Holy Week, it’s a great time to think about stepping up your Lent.What part of your relationship with God is going well? What needs some work? Where can you refocus on the Lord? In terms of evangelizing, it is the week we as a church celebrate and walk through the gospel. This is a wonderful time to share Jesus online but to also be intentional about inviting people back to church with you.
In today’s #ShareJesus, Sarah Swafford talks about how we can believe and trust in God in the midst of suffering.
Evangelize today by being social with the Gospel.
- To ask the Holy Spirit to guide you today.
- That without Jesus we are lost. He brings new life. This is news worth sharing.
On Social Media today:
- Have you shared any of the #ShareJesus videos, quotes, or pictures lately? Share one today, and consider putting this video on a friend’s wall who you know has been going through a tough time lately.
Taking it Offline
If you are feeling the weight of the world becoming overwhelming, pause what you are doing, and praise God for what you are going through. Thank Him for the struggles and the suffering that unite us to His Son, and teach us to trust Him more!
Light a candle in church for someone who is suffering.
Do a random act of kindness for a neighbor, friend, or family member who is going through something hard, to remind them that they are not alone!
There’s still plenty of time this Lent to encounter Jesus. There’s still plenty of time to #ShareJesus too!