For This I Have Jesus

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Continuing my 1000 Gift Gratefulness List:


“Many years ago in a small church in Ireland a message was given in which the minister said that Jesus’ words “Abide in Me, and I  in you,” mean to simply say in every circumstance, “For This I Have Jesus,” and Jesus will say, “For This You Have Me.”

While he was speaking, a telegram was delivered to the young pianist. It read: “Mother very ill, take first train home.”

At the conclusion of the message she shared the telegram with us, and she added: “I have never traveled alone, but, ‘For This I Have Jesus.’ I must take a midnight train, but, ‘For This I Have Jesus.’ I must cross the channel and make connections on the other side, but, ‘For This I Have Jesus.’ Then I take a long train trip to the south of England, but ‘For This’ and all the suspense along the way, ‘I Have Jesus’.” As she spoke these words, we saw the Light of Heaven upon her face.

Several weeks later a letter came from her which was a song of praise. She wrote, “As I traveled that long sorrowful journey, I continued to say, ‘For This I Have Jesus,’ and He answered, ‘For This You Have Me.’

“As I reached home my sister fell sobbing on my shoulder saying, ‘Oh, if you had come ten minutes sooner you would have seen Mother who so longed to see you.’ Instantly I looked up and said, ‘For This I Have Jesus,’ and He came between me and my sorrow, and vain regrets had no power over me. We had never had a death or funeral in our family, and they all depended on me for every decision. Acknowledging my ignorance I said softly, ‘For This I Have Jesus,’ and He gave me His wisdom for every detail. There was also His perfect peace for all legal matters that needed attention. Now life has become joyous and victorious as in every circumstance I continue to say, ‘For This I Have Jesus.”

Christian Reader, What is the circumstance in your life today that is beyond your control? Is it sorrow, sickness, suffering, fear, unsaved relatives, disappointment, discouragement, guidance, finances, misunderstanding, or another trial? You, also, can look into His face and say, “For This I Have Jesus,” and He will say, “For This You Have Me.”

“Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will He clothe you, O ye of little faith?” Luke 12:27,28.”


Yes, for ALL of this, I have Jesus…and He says to me, “Paula, for ALL of  this, you have Me.”


6 thoughts on “For This I Have Jesus

  1. This has been a gray year for me. And you are already ministering to me, and it feels so refreshing. I quit doing my thankful list when I reached 1,000. I think I may need to start it again. I have a book by Joni Erackson Tada, entitled “Beside Bethesda” that I’d like to give you, if you don’t have it. One was given to me two years ago and was very helpful. I am so sorry that you have to walk down this road again, but thank you for blessing others while you pick your path around the boulders and mud puddles! You are loved.


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