How to Find Comfort in Jesus

Comfort in Jesus by Rabbi K. A. Schneider

Because of family issues and my faith in Jesus, I was eventually thrown out of my house. Comfort was brought to my heart as I read the words of Yeshua Hamashiach from the Gospel of Mark, “I tell you the truth, no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for Me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age…and in the age to come, eternal life” (Mark 10:29-30 NIV).

That promise was for me.

I am also comforted as I read these words from Jesus:

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you (Matthew 5:10-12 NIV).

My faith in Yeshua has caused and continues to cause divisions and separation between family members and me. For example, when my niece had her bat mitzvah, I was not even invited to participate in the ceremony with the rest of the family. Though this hurt me, it really wasn’t surprising to me, because I knew from the Scriptures that the world would hate me simply because I took a stand for Jesus. Jesus said, “They will make you outcasts from the synagogue” (John 16:2).

Stand Fast in Your Faith

Since receiving the supernatural vision of Jesus, I have faced (and withstood) significant rejection and hostility from my family and from the Jewish community in general, but my faith has remained strong. We must consider it a privilege and an honor when we are persecuted and rejected for the sake of Jesus. Though it is sometimes hard and painful to experience these breaks with family and friends, it is also a joy because God’s presence becomes very near to us during these times.

Do Not Fear Man

The reason I’m telling you this is because many are in bondage to the fear of man. They are afraid to witness for God, to stand out, to speak up, and are controlled by their fear of being rejected by people. The Bible says that the fear of man is a snare (Prov. 29:25). The fear of man will definitely keep us from God. If I would have been controlled by a desire to be accepted and liked by my Jewish community, I would have never been able to continue on with Jesus. Many have fallen short from entering in to all that God has for them because of their fear of man. Their desire to be accepted and liked by humankind is greater than their desire to pursue God.

Jesus asked, “How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?” (John 5:44). If we are to fully lay hold of God, we must not allow our desire to be liked and accepted by others, or our fear of being persecuted or rejected, keep us from fully following Jesus. God will strengthen us in the midst of all persecution and trials.

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Rabbi K. A. Schneider About Rabbi K. A. Schneider

Messianic Rabbi K. A. Schneider a Jewish believer in Jesus and end-times messenger of the LORD, delivers the Word of the LORD with true passion of the Holy Spirit. At the age of 20 years old, the LORD appeared to him, supernaturally, as Jesus, the Messiah. He serves as rabbi of Adat Adonai World Outreach Center and is the host of the international television broadcast "Discovering The Jewish Jesus" which can be seen on most Christian networks.