Joy of My Heart with Anne Graham Lotz - March 15

March 15

Bound in God’s Will

They laid their hands on Him and took Him.

Mark 14:46, nkjv

The soldiers and officials who had come to the Garden of Gethsemane to arrest Jesus seized Him roughly, punching and manhandling Him as they bound Him. They bound the hands of the Son of God! The hands of the Creator! Hands that had lifted in authority and calmed the storm at sea. Hands that had gathered little children on His knee.

Have you ever felt bound . . .
     in a marriage where the love has run out?
          in a small home with small children?
                 in a physical body wracked with pain?       

Are you struggling with your bindings? Do you find that the more you fight against them, the more pain you inflict on yourself, so that you are miserable in your confinement? Sometimes binding is in the will of God. Jesus was in the center of His Father’s will, yet He was bound. He did not resist the tight cords or complain about His confinement. He simply submitted, not to the soldiers, but to His Father’s will. Would you do the same?

Just Give me Jesus, (Nashville: W Publishing Group, 2000).

©2004 Anne Graham Lotz. All rights reserved.


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