It is inevitable, that whenever I talk about the goodness of the Lord or His love, someone always messages me and asks, “What about the wrath of God?!”
Listen, I get it!
We look out into the world, we turn on the news, we go to work even and it is clear that people need Jesus!
And many of us would want nothing more than to have God step in and take care of the mess that we see all around us!
But today I want to give you some encouragement!
I want to provide you with hope beyond the scope!
Have you ever heard the expression, “Failing to see the woods for the trees?”
Simply put, this means that oftentimes it can be difficult to see the bigger picture - in this scenario, the woods, because we get so hung up on the things around us, right in front of us, the trees if you will!
There is no doubt, that this world has gone crazy.
But, this world has been crazy for a long time. And Jesus who is the same yesterday, today, and forever has been here all the while providing peace, power, grace, and hope to whosoever will receive it!
We don’t have to allow the world and its troubles bog us down!
We don’t have to be swayed by this or that virus that arises!
We don’t have to be shaken by this or that bad need report!
Do we hide in the sand? No.
Do we hide in our churches? No.
Then what’s the answer?!
We seek Jesus daily, allowing Him to be our source.
If all we do is focus on the wrath of God, the judgment of God on those around us, we will miss the many opportunities to be like God to those around us!
There is coming a time when all things will be made right when all things will be made even and just…
But until that day comes, I want to encourage you to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling!
Going before the Lord every day, seeking Him with your whole heart, and asking Him to create in you a clean heart, to be a vessel He can use to reach the world around you!
When we do that, He will bring us up where He is, giving us proper perspective, an eternal mindset, and we won’t be consumed with the cares of this life but rather, we will have hope beyond the scope - a hope we can freely share with others!
Until next time, remember what you make happen for others, God will make happen for you!
Joshua Scott Zeitz