What Jesus Won’t Do

July 21, 2008

When’s the last time you considered what Jesus won’t do for you? Sometimes, what He won’t do is just as important as meditating on what He will do.

Jesus won’t give you everything you want.

Looking back, can’t we honestly say that we’re grateful for the things that we didn’t get in our lives; the things we prayed desparately for. The Lord knew we didn’t need that person, job, etc…Isn’t it overwhelmming that He loves us so much that He doesn’t give us everything that we want?

Jesus won’t protect you from suffering.

There have been times in our lives that we have all been in pain; times when suffering and grief defined us. We would be naïve to think that suffering won’t come our way again. After all, Matthew 7:25 tells us that the storms will rage on the righteous and the unrighteous, however, with Him by our side, we can endure.

Jesus won’t pretend you’re someone you’re not.

We can fool our friends. We can fool our co-workers. We may also be able to fool our family and ourselves, but He knows. He knows if we’re the same people on Friday night that we profess to be on Sunday morning. People see who we want them to see but the LORD sees our heart (I Samuel 16:7).

Jesus won’t forget you.
John 14:3, John 14:18

He said, “If I go to prepare a place for you I will return.” There are three main points to the Bible. He’s coming. He’s here. He’s coming again. That’s what it’s all about. So now we wait for him and we will work because we know that everything we do should prepare us, in some way, for the moment when He comes again.

Jesus won’t leave you.
Hebrews 13:5, John 10:27, John 15:5

He will never leave us nor forsake us. There is no other we can say that about. No other friend; no other family member. No one besides Jesus will hold our hand from now till the day we leave this earth. Praise God! He will never leave us.

Jesus won’t stop loving you.
John 10:11, John 13:34, John 14:21, 23, John 15:9, 13

There is nothing we can do or say that would make Him stop loving us. He died for all, even those who reject Him. He loves the worst of us. No one will ever love us the way He does.

Jesus won’t disappoint you.

How many times has a spouse, parent, child, friend disappointed you? Jesus will never disappoint you. We know exactly where He stands on all matters. He won’t tell us one thing and do another. He will never fail us.

Jesus won’t solve all your problems.

He never said He would, but sometimes we have the misconception that following Him should shelter us from the troubles and trials of this world. Christians hurt. They cry. They suffer from disappointment, disease, discouragement, and grief but they never suffer alone. Faced with pain and heartache, Christians can cope because we have Him but, more importantly, He has us. He has left us His peace (John 14:27). We are not to be troubled or scared for He has overcome the world (John 16:33).

Isn’t it wonderful to know that Jesus won’t do everything for us?

Have a great week. Lord willing, I’m off to visit family up north.

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2 Comments Add your own

  •    arah  |  July 21st, 2008 at 7:08 pm     Reply

    My dear Paula,

    Hope you remember the following teachings of Jesus

    Matthew 7:22-23 (NKJV)

    22Many will say to Me in that day, “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied
    in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in
    Your name?’ 23And then I will declare to them, “I never knew you;
    depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

    Why Jesus don’t know you?

    Jesus was sent by God, his mission was only for the Israelites. His
    message was only for one community. They claim that his ministry “did
    not extend beyond the Children of Israel.

    Once, when Jesus sent his disciples out, he advised them, “Do not go
    among the Gentiles, or enter any town of the Samaritans. Go rather to
    the lost sheep of Israel” (Matthew 10:5-6). In another place we find
    Jesus said to a woman of Canaan, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of
    the house of Israel” (Matthew 15:24).

    Jesus asked, “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord,Lord’ and do not do the things
    I say?”
    Matt 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter
    the kingdom
    of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.

    Please help those innocent by blind follower of Christianity who
    disobey the teaching of Jesus.

    Love The Lord

    What, then, of `the great command’? Do the Scriptures – our guide to
    holy living – similarly define this, as it does for `love your
    neighbor’?

    Recall that Jesus answered the lawyer’s question: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind (quoting Leviticus 19:17-18). This is the greatest and most important commandment”

    Matthew 22:37-38
    22:37 Jesus said to him, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your
    heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is
    the first and greatest commandment.

  •    AncientWanderer  |  July 24th, 2008 at 4:16 pm     Reply

    Paula-
    Liked it all but really liked that “Jesus Won’t Solve All Your Problems”.

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