Without going into many details about the past (tragic) events that have happened around the world and even right here at home, it can feel like we are being swallowed up by darkness. I know for me, I have to almost turn away from the news. Day after day it seems like there is something new and tragic and that all hope is lost. It causes me anxiety and I wonder what kind of world my kids are going to grow up in. But when I start to go down that rabbit hole and entertain the idea that there is no more hope, its like I'm also accepting the idea of a powerless God.
As Christians we are called to believe in a different kind of hope. We are called to believe in a powerful God and place our trust in Him. Isaiah 40:28-31 says this:
28 Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth,
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is inscrutable.
29 He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who lacks might He increases power.
30 Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
31 Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.
Things might get worse or things could get significantly better. I hope for our worlds sake and our childrens sake the latter is true. But one thing I know for sure is God is powerful, God is greater than darkness and He is working for us, not against us.
Let us all pray for peace and understanding in a world that seems hopeless. People are still good. There is still hope. Let us be the change in the world and the light for others!