“So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.” – Isaiah 28:16
Is it possible to never panic again? Is it possible to not have any worries?
This passage was written a long time before Christ walked on the earth but it talks about Him as the “precious cornerstone for a sure foundation” – two keys points to keep in mind:
1) The cornerstone hadn’t come at the point of this being written – it was prophecy.
2) Everything changed with regard to how a person could relate to God through Christ!
Why is this important?
First it’s important to note that under a system of “constant sacrifices year after year a person had very real cause to panic. What if you didn’t do the exact sacrifice the right way? What if something had been left out or forgotten by the person?
Second it’s important to remember that Jesus through His sacrifice created a way for us to be righteous before God – NOT based on our doing but based on His did! As a result of this great sacrifice – yes we can avoid all panic!
Here is how – “you are no longer under the law” “your debt has been paid” “you have been redeemed by the blood of the lamb” – this message never gets old for me for a very simple reason – I have seen the enemy and it is me!
So many times when I was in Hell (what I call my legalistic life) I could not accept what was happening to me in that moment because in that moment I felt shame and condemnation from the evil one as I allowed them permission to remind me of the law.
Why did I do this? Because even though I said the scripture a thousand times and knew the word Grace and knew everything in my head – “the cornerstone” and the rest in Him wasn’t heart knowledge!
How do you make it heart knowledge? Mine started by answering these questions:
7 questions and scripture planted a seed in me that will bloom eternally as I walk in The Light.
What will it take for you? I don’t know but I do know if you ask He will provide everything you need for a Love based relationship with Him! God radically and unequivocally Loves you!
Pray this prayer and rest knowing He is faithful. Know this whatever happens was allowed by Him. Pray:
“God bring me your true Grace and Peace where ever that leads me.”
Don’t be surprised if you lose everything but gain Him in the process!