Scripture Reading: John 13:31
Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.
Reflections: Judas stepped out. Jesus knew it was all about his planned act to betray Him. However, He told the rest of the disciples that His hour to be glorified had come. It is incredible how Jesus could label an act of betrayal which would lead to His suffering, disgrace and death as an ‘hour of glorification’. His focus was not on the suffering per se but rather on the glory. In essence, He saw beyond the suffering, which increased his capacity to endure. Until you look beyond your grief, your level of endurance and motivation will be inadequate to hold you up until the glorious breakthrough comes. Like Jesus, learn to focus on the glory and not on the suffering!
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me see beyond any suffering I go through.
Confession: I focus on the coming glory despite the suffering.