My husband and I are preparing to move and that has been triggering a lot of stress, especially related to where we’re going to live. A few weeks ago, at a point when I was feeling particularly stressed about finding a house/apartment my Bible study group spent some time looking at 1 Peter 2. At the beginning of the study, I was feeling distracted and struggling to really engage with the text, but the more times we read it and the more we talked about it, the more I began to feel some gentle nudges from the Holy Spirit. He reminded me of the depth of His care for me—the lengths He was willing to go to purchase me. He reminded me that the God I follow is the same God to whom Christ entrusted himself.
Me looking for a house is less intense than the suffering that Christ experienced but the God at work during it is the same. I felt a gentle rebuke for my deep distrust and a gracious invitation to choose, like Christ, to “entrust myself to him who judges justly” and who cares for me deeply.
What marvelous gifts we’ve been given in the Word and the Spirit. We have timeless truths recorded for us in black and white and we have the very Spirit of the author living within us to bring them to life and bring them to bear upon our lives.