Confidence in Uncertain Times

Less than a hundred miles away from our home, people have no clean water to drink. Children around the country have been drinking water with unsafe lead levels for years. How could this happen in our own nation? Will we ever all have what we need?

Our presidential candidacy race is like a bad dream. Will the next leader be fit for the office? Will he/she be able to fix anything?

I can say with confidence, no. Not in this world. This world is broken. It’s been dying since sin entered it. There is no guarantee of safety, no peace that any human can give. There will be suffering, God promises it. And no matter who leads our nation, its prosperity will only last as long as God allows it.

We often fail to remember that we don’t belong on this earth. We aren’t here for the long haul. Instead of putting our time and energy into funding political campaigns for or against the next person who may or may not raise taxes,  we should devote our efforts to helping others. We need to reach out to each other in love. This life will never be perfect, but we can make a difference in those around us.

I can’t promise my daughter a safe world. As much as I wish I could make the world perfect for her, that’s not the reality. Dogs die, people get hurt, but someday it will all be much better.

Instead of worrying about all the things I can’t control, instead of living in fear, I am going to live with confidence. Confidence that my God is bigger than terrorism, than death, than sickness;He’s bigger than sadness, bigger than fear. I can’t make the world perfect, but I can teach my daughter how to look at the world through God’s eyes. To see the hurting and comfort them. To see the poor and give freely. To see hate and love anyways.

As we get closer to Easter, be reminded that just as Christ rose and was reunited with His Father, soon we too will be reunited and at home. Finally in a perfect world.

“He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken.” Isaiah 25:8

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