If you pay attention to the news, then you are likely overwhelmed with the evil and tragedy in this world today.
I know we are.
Each time we hear of another earthquake, famine, tragic act of violence, or other painful event happening to mankind all around us, we wonder when all this will stop. When we will all live in harmony with one King? How long will this last?
When will You come for Your bride, Jesus?
There don’t appear to be breaks in the pain humans are experiencing anymore. We hardly have the time to fully grieve when yet another situation unfolds.
Are you overwhelmed with the events unfolding before your very eyes? Do you fear? Or are you strategically handling each and every situation with delicacy and wise decisions?
I hope that as you learn of tragic news in our world today that your heart would be moved. I urge you to take that deep and ugly feeling inside your heart and turn it into prayer for the people you will never have a chance of knowing here on earth; those that are dying, those that have died, those that love Jesus, and those that don’t even know His name.
Take a moment and grieve for those who will never make it to heaven. Take a moment to pray for those they left behind.
I’d encourage you each and every time that you hear of more tragedies and more evil in this world to not be tempted to fall to fear,
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
When you are tempted to fall to fear, claim the power of Jesus, the love of Jesus, and the sound mind He has given you through the gift of His Holy Spirit. You won’t have time left over for fear.
Use each and every one of these situations to pour out love on those grieving, to strengthen your love for mankind, and to deepen your prayer life with the King of Kings.
When all seems lost and hopeless, remember that we live in a world full of hope. Our hope is in Jesus Christ, who is risen from the dead and will one day come back for us and dry every eye.
We need not live in fear, but understand that these things must come to pass…
What is your reaction when evil strikes and pain unfolds? How do you draw strength?