What makes faith hard #2 (part 2): Standing up for what you believe. Standing up for what I know is right in front of my friends at school:

‘Who am I really? Am I ok? What do my friends think of me??’ you ever asked those questions? It’s natural to go looking for clues by watching how friends and peers respond to you.

Which is why it can be so devastating when people reject you for something you believe is important (and why it’s so tempting to just blend in, right?)

Jesus has some deep stuff to say about who you really are too (and that you’re very much ok!) Jesus also bravely stood up for what he knew was right – even though it cost him everything.

How about fixing your eyes also on the One who made you and showed how deeply good a life of sacrifice can be?

Check out Jesus’ story in Isaiah 53v3-12 here: http://bit.ly/1lYNePo

And read Hebrews 12v1-3 here: http://bit.ly/1c5qHY2