The disciples were in shock. What just happened?? I-I-I thought He was Jesus. I thought He was the Messiah. Imagine their grief, their doubt, their confusion. That Saturday was probably one of the longest days of their lives. They were living in Saturday, but they didn’t know what the next day would bring. They didn’t know THE REST OF THE STORY. Even though Jesus told them the rest of the story, it didn’t sink in. It didn’t make sense.
We spend a lot of time stuck in Saturday. We experience trials, grief, doubt, challenges, hurts, confusion. Saturdays seem to take so long, because we don’t know the REST OF THE STORY. But, just like the disciples, Jesus has given us the rest of the story. We have a hope in Him. Saturdays require faith. Saturdays require great faith, waiting on what you cannot see, trusting in a faithful God.
Micah 7:7 “I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.”
*We have a God who hears and doesn’t leave us.
Col. 3:24 “You will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord.”
*Sometimes we won’t see the reward until we get to heaven. Still trust Him.
Heb. 6:19 “We have this hope as an anchor for our lives, safe and secure.”
*Jesus is our anchor.
Deuteronomy 31:8 “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
*He goes before us.
Romans 8:25-28 “But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with patience.
In the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with unspoken groanings. And He who searches the hearts knows the Spirit’s mind-set, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
*We can hope by faith in what we cannot see.
*We are not alone, the Spirit is within us.
*He will work things out.
Today is Saturday, between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. If you’re living in a Saturday, have HOPE in the One who hears, cares and knows what tomorrow brings.