30 “I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me. 31 If I alone bear witness about myself, my testimony is not true. 32 There is another who bears witness about me, and I know that the testimony that he bears about me is true.
33 You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. 34 Not that the testimony that I receive is from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved. 35 He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.
36 But the testimony that I have is greater than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness about me that the Father has sent me. 37 And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen, 38 and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe the one whom he has sent.
39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. 41 I do not receive glory from people.
42 But I know that you do not have the love of God within you. 43 I have come in my Father's name, and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him. 44 How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?
45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you: Moses, on whom you have set your hope. 46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me.
47 But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?”
Believe in the One Whom God has Sent. Believe His Writings.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow.
Jesus' Disciples fretted and worried and misunderstood for all their years. Jesus never replaced them. And in the middle of the storms of Life - Jesus was able to rest.
Let us be blessed to have the faith to rest all of life in Your hands.
We give You - our loved ones, our concerns, great thanks for our blessings from Your Willing Love. We give thanks and prayers for our neighborhoods, communities, families, Churches, jobs and ask, as Moses and Aaron did, to be covered in Your Name - Jesus.
Blessings for resting with Faith. Thank You, Abba. Amen.
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