There is so much sadness and hard times in this world. And on top of that, Jesus said in John 15:18, 19, “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I choose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” Life can be hard, compared to what? It is also an adventure with Jesus. Never give up!
Life is full of challenges; and at points, it takes unexpected turns. People say, “Life is hard.” Compared to what? If we are in Christ, the world will hate us. Those are Jesus’ words. He continues, “Take up your cross and follow Me.” Boy, what an adventure, and even more as I get older! My friend Johnny had a really tough week and I wanted to be there for him. In reality, he was there for me. We need to live life with a positive attitude. Things do look like they are falling apart all around us. Just look at the choices for President! But it is supposed to happen. People who turn to drugs and alcohol don’t find real happiness. We need to be alert to what is happening in our world. Who knows, this may be the last time we choose a president.
There are so many killings everywhere in this world, some places more than others. There is disease and sickness. People are hungry. Hatred is everywhere. This is not the kind of world that Christ has planned for those who are His. He is the only way out of this world. Some people don’t even have enough money to get by; but if they start to live in God’s economy, they will see a change. So what if we are killed or die from cancer here on this earth now. You are still God’s, and you will awake to a world that we can’t imagine. A world with no sin! Enjoy your life in Christ. And that means to also help others to find that secret.