In This World

I prayed, “Abba, Daddy, the love of my life has cancer.”

” In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

I prayed, “Abba, Daddy, a young man has died. He was only 14. He had so much life to live. My grandsons are heartbroken, and they are facing the terrible reality that death comes to all ages.”

” In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

I prayed, “Abba, Daddy, a child has died so very tragically, only six years old. This should not have happened!”

” In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

I prayed, “Abba, Daddy, the world–our country–is falling apart at the seams. People don’t love each other anymore; they barely are civil to one another; there is great violence. It’s sad. It’s scary. Sometimes I am afraid.”

” In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

Y’all, God IS in control. It looks like the world is falling apart. Stuff happens daily that causes the heart to ache. Some days, it feels like going forward is just too much of a struggle. Some days, the urge to stay hidden under the covers on my bed is strong. “Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “The Lord knows those who are His”… (2 Timothy 2:19). He sees the struggle. He sees the fear. He pulls back the covers and says to me–to us, “ In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” 

BUT GOD…

 

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4 Responses to In This World

  1. Ditto to what Judy said. You are great at writing and I’m sure you put a lot of thought in what you write.

  2. Judy McMillian says:

    This is awesome and so appropriate for the rough times we are seeing in 2020!

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