If you spend some time looking at what goes on under the sun, your heart will be full of grief. So many things are happening at the same time; new governments have been raised, economic crisis abounds, people losing their jobs, husbands leaving their wives for younger girls, like genders attract and unlike repel, people loving themselves in extremities while hating their neighbor, people denying the existence of God while being so consumed by the world’s goods. Things get worse every day. And it is so easy to lose hope of things ever getting better.
I was reading the book of Judges and I discovered how the world had been stained with sin long before now. There was this story of a guy traveling with his concubine who decided to have a stop at a Benjamite town (Judges 19). That night, some men came around banging the door of the old man who hosted them, asking for the man who visited to come out so they could sleep with him. At the end of the day, they raped the concubine and well she died in the morning. That story broke my heart and I wondered how sad God must have felt. Evil reigned like the sun at noonday because they had no law and order. Everyone did what they wanted to.
Amidst all the chaos, I noticed how some of them tried to get as many statues of gods they could find. While man may resist the ruler-ship of God, in our hearts we still know there’s something greater and higher than everything. We still want to hold on to something-a god- anything! To keep us through the evil times.
Those who know their God shall be strong and do exploits– Dan 11:32
We have a hope that is an anchor for our soul (Heb 6:19); We know that at the end of the day, His Kingdom will be established forever (Luke 21:31); We also know not to envy the wicked because their end will be that of destruction (Prov 16:4); We know that idols which are made by hand will never protect us. Only the one who made everything and nothing made Him, can truly keep us to the end.
Dear friend, if you’ve spent sometime looking at the boiling pot we live in today, don’t let your heart be troubled for He won’t leave us without help.
But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble. And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him. -Psalms 37:39-40
And if you know you’re not in right standing with God, please say the prayer below:
Dear Lord, I admit that I’m a sinner in need of your saving grace. I believe you died and rose again that I may live. I accept you into my heart as my personal Lord and Saviour. Keep me till the day of your return, in Jesus name. Amen.
The world will keep getting worse till the day of His return and more than anything, we need to hang on to the promises He has made concerning us.
Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away- Luke 21:33