The last few days have been especially trying as a series of painful moments have stoked the old familiar fires of grief, hopelessness, and despair. It might not sound super spiritual but there are deep moments of fear as I struggle to trust God. As the pain and despair flood my soul, I struggle to hold on to what I know is true.
The very real truth is that this world is desperately broken. The death, destruction, pain, and suffering are all hallmarks of mankind’s greatest enemy. Today don’t let this world steal the joy and hope we have in Jesus. This life is not the end of the story. God is in control, Jesus is risen, and one day all this will fade.
Today let us turn our eyes to the Author and Perfector of our faith (Hebrews 12:2) as our hearts cry out: come soon Lord Jesus, come soon.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 NIV