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But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth.” (John‬ ‭16‬:‭6-7‬ NKJV)

In times of crisis, the Bible has given me hope. When I have grieved a loss, it’s words have brought me comfort. As a pastor, I also have the privilege of dispensing these same words of life to others that are going through similar circumstances. But could God also bring tough words into our lives? You bet!

When the Lord speaks words of conviction into guilty ears, our heart breaks because we know we’ve done wrong. When the Holy Spirit wisely reveals to us that tough times are a’coming, we cringe at the unseen. To understand these tough words of God, you must understand the context from which He speaks to us: Out of the great love of His heart. He doesn’t aim to hurt us but to draw us to Himself, so that nothing, including sin, can separate us from intimacy with Him.

True love will speak the tough truths to you. I love, but I’m not great at it. That’s why I’m grateful for a loving Savior who can correct all of us the right way. Don’t be discouraged, just correctable. It always leads to blessed places! You are loved today!

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Then a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is my dearly loved Son. Listen to him.'” (Mark 9:7 NLT)

In the late 1800s, a few wealthy businessmen purchased a dam and lake that had been built in the early 1800s as a reservoir on the Conemaugh River near Johnstown, PA, and created the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club. A freak rainstorm swamped the area, causing the old dam to begin failing. A telegraph was sent to warn local towns of the breach, but the telegrapher never took the messages to the authorities. At 3:10pm on May 31, 1889, over 20 million gallons of water was unleashed, needlessly killing over 2,000 towns people that could have evacuated.

In the Bible, as Peter was talking during Jesus’ miraculous transformation, God interrupted with advice of His own: “Listen to my son!” Greater than seeing miracles or hearing great preachers, the best thing we could do on a daily basis is to keep listening to Jesus. His words are beyond wise or timeless, they are life-transforming!

Many died because they couldn’t hear a wise warning that should’ve come. Learn to listen to Jesus’ words. Deafened ears will make for regrettable choices! You are loved today!

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