I know life can be and is so hard for many of us, it is. This does NOT mean we are out of God's will, to the contrary, I think. I'm talking specifically about about how we, his little children, ultimately not of this world, happen to live in it-- this crazy place ruled mostly by greed. It's the way it is and so it's grievious and affects us all in one way or another. Greed is the reason this country's financial structure is collapsing. It' s part of the world's evil within, you know, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life... It is not of the Father... so it can't stand.
How do we make it in such a greedy, status based world?
By not succumbing to these things of the world. He who is in us is greater than he who is of the world. We overcome by the blood of the lamb, by Christ in us.
It's okay to be sad with the state of things... but we can overcome, together. That's not to say we won't suffer. It's not about being at ease--
Psalm 73:12So it's not about being carefree, but about having peace despite the trials. The bible says many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him from them all...
This is what the wicked are like—
always carefree, they increase in wealth.
The Lord is our light and our salvation.
I wanted to write this because many of us deal and are dealing with opposition and trials. We suffer down here. Jesus said in this world we will have tribulation, but to be of good cheer for he has overcome the world.
We need to keep lifting one another up, through prayer and living in love, not in the things of the world.
God help us.
He has and He will- that's his promise, through His word...
Matthew 6:33 (New International Version)
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.