I am... Found| Week 2: Rescue
GOD’S RESCUE MISSION
In Christian circles, we hear a lot of talk about God rescuing us, but we don’t clearly define what God is “rescuing” us from. To some, the term “God rescues” may mean that He keeps you safe from physical harm to others that the same term may mean he helps you when you are in trouble. Yet others may immediately direct their thoughts towards God rescuing their souls. So, which is it? All of them? One of them? Are they all wrong, or right?
The answer is, in one word: ‘yes’. He rescues from all the things listed above but even more, the point God wants you to remember is that above all things God is the one who rescues you. He is ready and willing to rescue anyone no matter the circumstance. That is the very reason Jesus came to earth.
There was no way humanity could rescue itself. No human has the power to fight off the myriad of issues and temptations that besiege us daily. However; God does possess such power, but He does not want to rescue humanity just for a mere moment, or from a circumstance. Nor does he want you to keep getting into trouble or into situations where we will be tempted just because He will rescue us. He is not an enabler. He wants us to live free lives, and to do our best to live as free people, but should something beyond our control our strength happen, we can be sure that He will be the first one to rescue us.
Read and underline the verses on below in your Bible. Write any verses that jump out at you on some paper or a journal, so you don’t forget them.
Read and underline the verses on the following page in your Bible.
Luke 22:38-46 (MSG)
39-40 Leaving there, he went, as he so often did, to Mount Olives. The disciples followed him. When they arrived at the place, he said, “Pray that you don’t give in to temptation.”
41-44 He pulled away from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, “Father, remove this cup from me. But please, not what I want. What do you want?” At once an angel from heaven was at his side, strengthening him. He prayed on all the harder. Sweat, wrung from him like drops of blood, poured off his face.
Isaiah 41:10 (CEB)
Don’t fear, because I am with you; don’t be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will surely help you; I will hold you with my righteous strong hand.
Psalm 107:19 (CEB)
So they cried out to the Lord in their distress, and God saved them from their desperate circumstances.
How does it make you feel knowing that God will rescue you?
Were there any words that jumped out at you from the scriptures you read?
What would change if you fully realized that God is the one who started the rescue process?
Take a few moments to reflect and thank God rescuing you.
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