As we observed the Resurrection of Jesus, following the suffering of the crucifixion we were enlisted to grab hold of “The Resurrection Joy That Never Ends”. A bold statement in times like these, however the discernment of the hindrances to our spiritual progress were exposed and we embraced our pioneer and perfecter of our faith Jesus the Christ, the anointed one, no longer hindered by our unbelief. Embrace the joy Jesus anticipated would come after He endured the cross. Permit the perfecter of your faith to mature and correct you. Fight and hold on. As we may endure challenges or struggles know (meditate on at least one scripture day and night) the joy of the RESURRECTION.
Speaking of the RESURRECTION can you recall sharing an incident that happened and the person you were telling the accounts either said something or looked a certain way at you indicating they did not believe the accounts as you stated. That is what Jesus experienced when the eleven disciples while having a meal held disbelief when Jesus appeared in the room where they were hiding behind locked doors. As often as we proclaim we are waiting on Jesus, consider Jesus saying, “I’ve Been Waiting for This”. Be mindful of the unpopular example of Thomas called Didymus who said to the disciples “unless I touch the nail prints in his hands” he would not believe Jesus had risen from the dead.
Then and now Jesus is looking for BELIEVERS! When Jesus appears in your situation will He find you believing only because you see or believing in faith even when you cannot see? Just as we are waiting on Jesus to show up Jesus is waiting to bless those who believe in His love, authority, and power. If Thomas had remained in the fellowship with the believers, he may not have experienced the discouragement and distrust. Avoid the unnecessary attacks and be encouraged to remain close to the promise of the blessings for those who believe without seeing.