Scriptures: Matthew 1:18-25
There were two individuals at the Nativity whose lives would never be the same: Joseph and Mary. Joseph was Jesus' earthly father and Mary was the mother of the Savior.
Joseph was a just, faithful man with strong beliefs. He was now asked to believe in something he has never heard of before: a virgin giving birth. Imagine Joseph's confusion, his feelings of hurt and even anger. Joseph did not react with anger nor did he inflict hurt, he was patient and God worked it out for him.
Maybe you are dealing with some issues right now: you could be confused, hurt or even angry. If you are patient, God can work it out. If you are confused, God can sort it out.
We live in a reactionary world, but the Bible tell us: "But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint," Isaiah 40:31.
Mary was greatly troubled at the angel's message: she had many questions but few answers. Take a moment and imagine her fear and confusion. Yet she did not overreact, she stilled herself and God calmed her heart.
Maybe right now you are dealing with fear and feeling confused: Jesus wants to help you with your fear. In time he will start to answer your questions. We live among people who overreact, but the Word says to us: "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10.
Today could be the day your life will never be the same: it could the time when God starts to work things out for you. It could be this very moment when Jesus calms your heart. Pray for peace in your life today.