Death, famine, murder, heartbreaks, broken dreams. This world is broken, there’s no denying that. Why is there so much bad, and so little good. Were we put on this earth to suffer? Have we been left hopeless in the dust of a catastrophic tragedy. Is pain what we were meant to endure. When there seems like there is nothing left, what are we to do? Is suicide the answer? Is death the answer? Is being trapped in a pit of despair what we were meant to do? So much pain, and it seems as if any sort of resolution is impossible. How can light and darkness be in the same territory. Will the light ever outweigh the dark? Many times when I’m faced with darkness I feel as if I am alone. The insecurities are overwhelming. Is this what life is meant to be? If there is a God who truly loves us , why does life crush us. Sometimes I ask my self, “Why is it that life seems so unsatisfying and disappointing?”. I have to constantly remind my self of the truth, We were meant for another world. This is not how it was supposed to be.
All the pain we tread through in life was not supposed to be here. We were meant for another world. God created us to be in pure fellowship with him, but he gave us a choice. Wether or not we would want to be in love with christ was our decision. Many times I struggle with the fact that all of humanity is suffering because of two peoples wrong decisions. But I have to realize that wether or not it makes sense, we all had that bit of sin inside of us. And God still wanted to to create us despite that. But this was not how the world was supposed to be. Things were supposed to be perfect. We were supposed to be happy. Death, crime, disease, and famine were not originally meant to be a part of this world. So how does this help us right now in life you may ask? Well because of Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice we have hope. Hope that through his undying love we will be able to have access to that world. When we pass away, thats not the end. No, that is NOT the end. When we accept Christ as our lord and saviour, by his grace we gain access to the beautiful next life. Where suffering is but the past. Many times I ask my self, How could eternity be amazing, it never ends, never. How could it continue to be fulfilling forever? My Mom said that she realized that time, it was created by God, then God must be outside of time. It must not affect him. And if we are in true fellowship with him than it wont affect us either. So the idea of something dragging on an on may not be realistic in the new world. I don’t know about you, but that concept gives me some sort of answer when I ask that question.
So, knowing that this life is not all theres is, we can have hope. Hope that when we get through this hard life there comes a better one. But… just because heaven is after this life doesn’t mean we cant have a bit of that heaven in our lives here. When Jesus left this world his disciples were scared. They didn’t want to be separated from him.
25 “I have told you this while I’m still with you. 26 However, the helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything. He will remind you of everything that I have ever told you.
27 “I’m leaving you peace. I’m giving you my peace. I don’t give you the kind of peace that the world gives. So don’t be troubled or cowardly. 28 You heard me tell you, ‘I’m going away, but I’m coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I’m going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am.
You see, when Jesus left he didn’t truly leave us. He left the holy spirit to comfort us and to help us be strong. So that we could have access to Gods peace and love even in the hard times.
When we accept Jesus into our hearts the holy spirit lives inside us. We have access to Gods love and peace even here on earth. Thats why Jesus came to earth in the first place. So that by his death and resurrection we could have access to gods love, peace, and forgiveness. And so that we would have hope, for another life.
Now I get it, many times we don’t feel Gods love and don’t feel like he’s with us. Ive felt like this before and to be honest have been struggling with this currently. But one thing I still know, is that he is here, and there is hope. Even though I don’t always feel like there is.