When I woke up this morning, I was devastated to hear the news of a shooting in Las Vegas. It seems like more and more we are hearing about tragedies and horrible things happening in our world. Like many others I am sure, I keep wondering why these things happen, and when will it end.
I was talking with the Lord, and just thinking about where I have been placing my hope lately. As I was doing this, some of the words from Revelation 21:4 came to my mind. This verse says:
"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; grief, crying, and pain will be no more, because the previous things have passed away."
I wrote by this verse that, "we have hope." The way things are now will not last. It will come to an end. Death will be gone forever. Pain, crying, and terrible tragedies will never happen again. All the horrible things that happen now will not happen forever. They will end!
It is hard to wait. I wonder and ask the Lord many times when is he coming. I cry out to him and ask that it would be soon. We need him. This world is suffering in the state it is in.
Just know there is an end. We are promised that. The Lord has said it will happen, and things will become what he intended it to be. We will live with Jesus. He is coming back.
But for right here, right now, cling to Jesus in the moments of pain and the unknown. Trust he knows what he is doing. Tell him how you are feeling. Pray for others who are hurting, and reach out and help. I know I need to walk with him in these moments more myself. He can bring his peace into our lives in the midst of this turbulent world.
Remember he knows what we are going through, he has experienced suffering himself.
Our hope is in Jesus, and one day he is coming back to make things right again.