To Whom Should We Go John 6
Praying over the city at Ruttger’s Birchmont Lodge.
This week my work brought me to my happy place. I am so blessed that I get to travel to places like this and meet with people I truly love. Last weekend I looked at RVs. I am going to travel around, making my home mobile, writing these notes from wherever God takes me. Look for more updates soon.
There’s a lot of people who are not in their happy place. A family found out their young, vibrant daughter was brutally taken from them. A young man is in jail. Cancer treatments go on. Hospitals are full. People are grieving the loss of a loved one or a life they thought they’d have. People are concerned about our nation—about the world.
What do we do with that grief? What do we do with that fear? What do we do with that loss? Of course, we know, “Give it to God.” But how do we REALLY do that? In John 6, starting at verse 60, the disciples say, “This teaching is hard. Who can accept it?” Jesus explains that following Him and this life isn’t always easy, and then He asks, “Do you want to leave too?” Then Peter chimes in with one of my favorite lines of ALL time, “Lord, to whom would we go?”
This is the thing—when the chips are down, we only have two choices: Lean into God or turn from Him. That’s it. There’s no in-between, there’s no other choice, and Peter’s words remind me that my only REAL choice is to turn to God, and if that means every hour—every minute—all day long, that’s how we give it to Him. He can take our anger. He can take our tears. He just wants us to come to Him.
Dear Heavenly Father, this life is hard. You know it. Look how you suffered. We are so grateful you accept us no matter where we are, no matter what we are doing—you love us with all our brokenness. Please wrap us in Your Peace, Your Love, and Your Mercy. It is the only thing that will heal us no matter where we are. In Mighty and Holy Name…
Love you all. I hope it’s a good one. Lay any new prayer requests on me. You are ALWAYS with me.