“The love of God to people is omnipotent; there is no force in nature that can for a single moment be compared with it.” Charles Spurgeon
Our world is hurting. Every government is suffering inflation and political angst. The whole world groans beneath unprecedented fires, floods, storms, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes and tornadoes, avalanches, mudslides, earthquakes, disease and poverty. Our world hurts and its people despair — but God’s children needn’t be overcome by things negative because we know the certain, positive outcome of our future.
God loves us, all of us, and He desires that we all want to live with Him for eternity in that place where no tears or sorrow exists. It’s a glorious future He has promised for all who receive the gift of salvation. His Son died to pay our sin penalty, but He won’t force anything on us. It’s ours for the wanting and receiving. Just reach out, declare you believe in His love for you, that He indeed died so you may live, receive His forgiveness, and go forth with assurance that your future awaits you with joy and peace that is literally out of this world!
What do we do until that glorious time comes of no more tears and sorrow? Every child of God has within him or her the Holy Spirit of God. He whispers reminders of God’s love when we are hurting. He gives us wisdom when we feel we have lost our way. He gives us courage to press on when we can’t see what’s around the corner. He endows us with inner peace that surpasses all human understanding. He speaks to us through His Word which is more than printed ink on paper; it is the Living Word of God! When we read, asking the Holy Spirit to speak to us through it, He reveals deep spiritual truths that we could not otherwise know.
In this hurting world in which we physically live, He lifts us higher in our spirits, out of the drudgery and despair, giving us instead, hope and quiet joy that cannot be shattered no matter what takes place around us. How can this be? The answer lies in Acts 17:28, “For in Him we live and move and have our being. As some poets have said, ‘We are His offspring.'” He is our everything to get us through anything.