Every day people go missing. I don’t know which is sadder, the young, the old or the in- between. But they all have one thing in common…they are lost. Some come home and some don’t. Some recover but many never do. The scars and pain will never completely heal.
I find myself feeling lost sometimes, not as horrible as the mentioned above instances but bad enough to cause me to doubt everything. My job, my ministry, my faith and even my life. But like the above, there is a hope that is always found in Christ Jesus.
I am comforted knowing that Jesus never leaves me.
Hebrews 13:5 “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
I am comforted knowing that Jesus Cares for me.
1 Peter 3:6-7 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
I am comforted knowing that in Jesus, I am redeemed.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—
Being content and comfortable with our life is a gift of Christian maturity. It isn’t something we are born with and it takes many years of seeking God first to attain.
When you reach a point in your life where you can stop in the midst of chaos, look up, and give it all to God…then you know you are getting closer and closer to being able to honestly relax and give up the control you don’t really have anyway.
Finally, I am comforted knowing that Jesus is painting beauty with the ashes of my life. (Reference from Casting Crowns, Just be Held lyrics)
John 3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
So many times I forget all of this. It is so easy to get lost in the chaos and wallow like the pigs being content with misery and not being able to see through the fog that evil creates. But we cannot loose sight of the One who controls the universe and everything in it.
Thank you Jesus!