Jumping up, they mobbed him and forced him to the edge of the hill on which the town was built. They intended to push him over the cliff, 30but he passed right through the crowd and went on his way. Luke 4:29-30(NLT)
They tried to mob Jesus, pushed Him, forced him to the edge to throw him over, but he passed right through the crowd and went on his way.
See, issues push you to the limit, they push you to the walls where everything in you is squashed and you can’t breath. They push you to the edge, when the bills aren’t miraculously being paid. When you’re still without child after waiting for years, when you’re unmarried, when you’re jobless…. That’s the mob that comes against the word of God, the opposite of what you believe. And it comes at you, head on. You don’t run off when you’re faced with a collision with the devil, you face him with what you have, the word, because one way or the other, only one person will be moved when your standing in the word crashes into the issues of life…. And it can’t be you and your word, especially when Christ is your foundation.
When they gather against you, when you are pushed to the edge, you will not be thrown over the cliff, right at the edge, right where your fall is supposed to happen, you will walk away, right passed the crowd and go on your way, with ease. One minute you’re at the edge almost falling over, and the next, you’re going on your way. Your rescue will be surreal, something like this…
When the lord brought back his exiles to Jerusalem,
it was like a dream!
We were filled with laughter,
and we sang for joy.
And the other nations said,
“What amazing things the lord has done for them.”
Yes, the lord has done amazing things for us!
What joy! Psalms 126:1-3
Whatever you’re going through, keep calm even as you feel like you’ve gotten to the end of the road. Take it one day at a time... face the day, the issues knowing it can't push you over even as it takes you to the edge. You don't kill yourself over issues, you live through the mob action, knowing you'll be walking through unharmed when it's most complex. When hope seems lost, like a dream, you’ll walk out of captivity, unhurt and striding in strength and in purpose.