For the joy.
For the restoration of mankind to God.
For the intimate relationship with you.
That is why Jesus went to the cross.
“fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 12:2 NIV
He sat down at the right hand of the throne of God, as an advocate and as the authority.
He didn’t lose sight of the future, he focused on it.
It is easy to be overwhelmed when you are in pain and let the difficulty before you fill your vision. You begin to anticipate the pain of the situation bleeding into your tomorrows but that is the exact moment that you need to see beyond it and refocus on the future.
Remind yourself of what is important. Face it with integrity, intention and invest your energy in the future past the trial.
Jesus knew that going to the cross would restore mankind to a right relationship with God.
He is your Advocate, He sees your future and has the authority to give you what you need to get to it.