“Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said unto them, “Peace be unto you.” – John 20:19
My husband was exhausted from working long hours, and I was heavy at the end of pregnancy from carrying the weight of the baby, household, and our two other children. I opened up with my husband late one night in bed, but our conversation didn’t go the direction I had hoped. We love each other, but we were seeing life very differently. We had conflicting opinions on how to parent a child, balance priorities, and nurture our relationship.
I was petrified when my husband said, “This is just our reality now.” I wanted him to be my knight in shining armor rather than resign to difficult circumstances. I wanted to be swept off my tired, swollen feet. In that moment, however, the Holy Spirit swept into my bankrupt soul and gave me greater hope than this world had to offer.
I retold my husband a story from John 20. “There was a time when Jesus’ friends were in much harder circumstances than we are. They gave everything for Him, and then He died the most disappointing death. Nothing was like they thought it would be. Jesus’ followers were afraid and saw no way out of their circumstances, so they locked themselves in hiding. But Jesus walked through the walls to get to them. They didn’t have to believe anything, do anything or be anything. They didn’t have to hope or not be afraid. Jesus proved He is the greater reality than our circumstances, differences or fears.”
Dear friend, Jesus has more substance than the walls you’re looking at today. Nothing will stop Him from meeting you where you are. First John 4:4 says, “…He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” How would our lives be different if we spent more time with our eyes fixed on our Savior than on our situation? None of my circumstances changed that hard night in bed, but my spirit went from a pit of despair to soaring on wings like eagles. This is our season to remember over and over again that nothing can hold back our Savior – not sickness, lack, fear, the ways of the world, or even death. He rose, Mama! And then walked through a wall to get to you!
With love and prayers,
Kacy and the Help Club for Moms Team