Lazaroo – Saturday, April 18, 2009

Apr 18, 2009 I Lazaroo.


“Bitterly she weeps at night, tears are upon her cheeks. All her friends have betrayed her; they have become her enemies.”
(Lamentations 1:2)

I can relate, Jesus.

I know what it’s like to shed bitter tears.

I’ve experienced betrayal, too.  I know what it is to feel the sharp stab of a dagger in my back…only to discover on its handle the fingerprints of one I believed with all my heart to be my close friend.

And that’s the truth. 

But it’s not the whole truth.

You know me.

You know my bitterest tears are those I’ve shed over what I’ve done to myself.

You know the sharpest dagger I ever pulled from my body…is one whose handle bore my own fingerprints.

Not my brother, not my sister, but it’s me, O LORD…

…standing in the need of prayer.
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Psalms 41:9; Psalms 139:1; Psalms 38:1-22; Job 3:25; 1 Kings 17:17-18; Galatians 4:22-31; Galatians 5:1; Luke 13:34-35; Luke 19:41; Malachi 3:1-4; Psalms 32:5

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

4 responses so far.

  1. Steve Says:

    Thank you so much for your humble spirit, John, Abby and Jenniel. There’s no stopping people as hungry to grow as you!

  2. Abby Says:

    I think the perspective you gave to this verse is amazing. It showed both the sides ourselves–the side that is hurt by other and the side hurt by ourself. I have been reading this book called Death by Love and there is a particular story in there that relates to my own. Mark Driscoll helped me understand that not only was sin committed against me, but I committed sin against me as well. The part of sin I struggle with most giving to God my part. I can forgive because Jesus forgave me, I can love because Jesus loved me. But when it comes to the pain I feel the most, it is from sins I commit against myself. This verse was very insightful in understanding that we hurt from the pain of others, but that we also hurt ourselves.

  3. John Tevault Says:

    It was only when I realized that it truly was my own hand that made the deepest cut into my soul that I went face down on my knees to ask Jesus for, forgiveness. only then was I able to forgive myself, as well as forgiving those that I felt had wronged me. I to say thank you Jesus for Pastor Steve as well as all the godly people and staff at BTC

  4. jennieI Says:

    Pastor Steve – thank you for not just “tickling our ears” or sugar-coating the truth. It’s not easy, but it’s oh so necessary to take those long, hard looks at ourselves instead of those around us…

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