Just Think Of Jesus

Hebrews 12:3 Just think of Him (Jesus) Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself [reckon up and consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds. AMP


As a child, whenever I was distraughtly sobbing over something ugly that captured my mind, my mother whispered softly, “Think of something nice.” It always worked! My father did it this way: we siblings would often be cranky-tired and tetchy, but His bedtime stories were so upbeat, exciting, loaded with exotic holidays in strange countries; filled with adventures, discoveries, and magical happenings; a bit of a dreamer, my father. But it worked! After prayers, we’d go off to sleep feeling loved and happy because of the life he longed to give us.

Of course, as adults we all have to face and deal with the fact that life does not always offer us charmed pleasantness and gloriously fulfilling happenings to keep us upbeat. The reality of Christian life is that intermittently it hands us tests, trials, and such unforeseen ungodly negative circumstances, that we can easily become weary in our attempts to do well, our attempts to stay strong, positive, determined and faithful in close relationship with our Lord.

However, if we don’t want to keep going in that downward, negative, weary spiral like yo-yos; as believers we have the wonderful instructive Word of God, and prayer, to turn to anytime; especially if we want the best help and wisest counsel that there is, our Lord Jesus Himself.

Hebrews 12:3 Just think of Him (Jesus) Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself [reckon up and consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds. AMP

In talking to Jesus, reading about Jesus, thinking about Jesus, His suffering on the cross, as well as His great love, many blessings and His available truth, it is amazing how our weariness, hurt, negative, depressing thoughts and emotions become calmed and peaceful, especially as we call on His all-powerful Name.

This is an exceedingly, positively effectual habit to form. For in His Name, is not only the power we need against every adversity, but His lovely Name is as a gentle soothing ointment with the power to dispel all antagonizing, opposing disharmony within ourselves about anything or anyone, “Because of the fragrance of your good ointments, Your name is ointment poured forth; (Song of Solomon 1:3a NKJV)

A favourite chorus:

It’s a lovely, lovely Name,

The Name of Jesus.

It’s a lovely lovely Name.

From heaven above.

Dispelling all clouds of doubt and fear.

Filling each saddened heart with cheer.

It’s a lovely lovely Name,

The Name I love.

nstead of dwelling on the wearying, distressing, tormenting, unsettling circumstances by us pecking in the negative dirt like sparrows do for their food; through speaking, calling, or singing Jesus’ all-powerful healing name, we can, if willing, soon be peacefully soaring high as eagles; taken up to heavenly heights to feed on the nutritious heavenly belief food of Jesus’ loving advice, which is tailor-made for His beloved children.

Only our lovely Jesus will constantly satisfy us, “with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle's [strong, overcoming, soaring]! (Psalms 103:5b AMP)

Thank you Lord, that You are ever our successful solution to everything that comes our way in life. Thank You that always, “in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. (Galatians 6:9b NKJV) We love You Jesus Lord. 
Amen and Amen!

Rosemary Renninson

Victoria Australia

rosemary396@dodo.com.au