God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 19

JESUS YEARNS FOR YOU TO HAVE PEACE

And when He drew near and saw the city, He wept over it, saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace!  But now they are hidden from your eyes.  (Luke 19:41-42)

Time after time in Scripture, we see that Jesus has a heart for the hurting, the broken, and the lost.  Here it is again, this time for the unbelieving city of Jerusalem.

Jesus weeps because despite all of their prayers for the peace of Jerusalem, there will be no peace for these people because they will reject the only One who can truly provide it — Jesus Himself.

He doesn’t stand aloof and cast judgment.  He doesn’t rail against them in anger.  No, Jesus weeps because He yearns for the people to have peace.

He does the same for you.

Maybe your life is in turmoil right now.  Maybe your mind is full of confusion and frustration.  Maybe your heart is full of guilt and shame.

Jesus wants something better for you!

May you receive the peace of Jesus today.  May you embrace Him with open arms and follow Him with open eyes and obey Him with open hands.

As you do, you’ll experience the hope that comes from the fulfillment of this truth: Jesus yearns for you to have peace.

-Pastor Phillip


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