Our emotions and the enormity of events keep us from hearing true words. The disciples in the excitement of Jesus’ popularity could not hear him telling them He would be crucified. And now hearing the news that Jesus is risen, they cannot hear and accept it.
Whatever events are overcoming you right now – overwhelming temptation, crisis, discouragement – or the exuberant joy of Easter – hear the words of Jesus. He died for your sins and rose for your justification.
Let us confess missing the truth of our need and His provision.