What’s wrong with the world that we can’t just hold one another when it hurts?
Why do we have to be so far removed from each other?
Why are the walls so tall, so thick . . . impenetrable?
Why do we have to experience so much pain?
When people are dying all around and we’re helpless to change anything . . .
I KNOW my God is the answer for this imperfect world. I have no question there.
If I care this much, being a puny human made in His image, then His love, His grace, His mercy, His compassion, His understanding of all we endure must be so much greater, so much higher than my thoughts. He is far beyond what my mind can conceive.
When the whys of life cause such despair I’m not sure if I can take anymore, I must return to the truth of Him. I must put my questions aside and remember what I’ve learned.
Oh, what a wonderful God we have!
How great are His riches and wisdom and knowledge!
How impossible it is for us to understand His decisions and His methods!
When I am afraid, I will trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid.
What can mortal man do to me?
I guess what I’m trying to say . . . I can’t reach everyone. In reality, I can’t reach anyone. I’m only one small human in this world, wanting to change people’s desperate lives . . . wanting to give all of me, for you.
And if I feel this way . . . me . . . a corrupt, sinful person . . . impotent to do anything, really . . . please . . .
. . . please, understand how great is the Father’s love for you.
He gave His one and only Son . . . for you.
He paid the ultimate price and became the perfect sacrifice to take away your sins, so you can spend eternity with Him. He has prepared a place for all who believe in Him.
It will be beyond anything we could ever ask or think, where we will be able to hold one another in pure love and understand the completeness of His plan.
It’s not pie-in-the-sky theology. It’s Truth . . . with a capital T!
May you experience the love of Christ,
though it is so great you will never fully understand it.
Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Now glory be to God!
By His mighty power at work within us,
He is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope.