When I was a teenager there was this video that was circling around about how its the end of the world, in a very cynical mouthy cartoon kind of way. I do believe it is the end, and the ending is my favorite part! According to the Bible its where sin will live no more, and those saved by Christ will live forever in this sinless environment. Imagine, no more tears! No more suffering.
This video was missing so many important truths though, and to watch it as a teenager it shaped how I lived. I didn’t care about anything because I thought “It doesn’t matter anyway its the end of the world!, everything is already messed up! I’m gonna live it up!”. –>Wait, when believing IT didn’t matter, didn’t that automatically mean that I don’t matter, and you don’t matter (hint: we are a part of IT)?
Obviously from how I lived 10 years ago (with the scars and pictures to prove it): when we remove hope, we lose love, care, and value. My life lacked love, care and value before Christ was the center of my life. He gave me hope to live, and to be able to receive life more abundantly through His blessings!
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Romans 8:24-26
Times we may feel hopeless, but need it the most:
- Housing crisis
- Employment struggles
- Break ups
- Unhealthy relationships
- Past dead relationships
- Comparison to past or others
- Substance dependency
- Hardened hearts around you
- Disobedient children
- Loss of a loved one
- Respect issues with self or others
- Self-hatred (opposite of self-care)
- Barriers in important relationships
- Unrighteous leadership in any setting
- Marital issues
- Financial crisis
- Disobedience to Christ
What we face everyday is absolutely no match for Christ. I repeat, NO MATCH FOR CHRIST. He is greater, He is stronger, He is more! Jesus is enough! He loves you and I so much. He has known from the very beginning what would come of your life even as it is today. He is above satan, and all the evil workings of hell. God is above these problems in our lives and we need to trust Him and continually stay in contact through prayer. Seeking wisdom, peace, comfort, and hope. (We can ask for ANYTHING in Jesus’ name and it be done!)
I want to know how God has moved in your life. The list above are all situations I can personally relate to, and God has made way for LOVE, LIFE, PEACE, RESTORATION, all through His mercy and grace.
You are loved. We are cherished. We are the chosen. We are forever, because He is forever and He is in us.
I love you God! Praise the Lord!
May Jesus bless you this Thanksgiving!