Future tense, will. Not past tense, have shown; not present tense, am showing. But, future tense, WILL.
Tag: devotional thought
The world we live in is a scary place, my friends. The hate over politics, ethnicity, cultural differences, skin tones – it doesn’t seem to be getting better. It seems to be getting worse. The news is filled with horrible words, rash judgement, ignorance, and speech designed to fan the flames of hate and further divide the chasm between us.
Beloved, The Mighty One loves you! He is in your midst. Think about that! The Creator of the Universe, who knows the placement of every speck of sand of every beach in every planet in every galaxy in the sky is in YOUR midst. You are not alone and He KNOWS you! He will save. And He will rejoice with you!
Don’t get wrapped up in the divisions. Don’t let the despair of this world destroy your joy. In the times of tumultuous uncertainty, in a world where leaders of nations mock each other about the size of their nuclear buttons, we can cling to the peace that Jesus left us and know that He has a purpose for us, and He has gifted us in ways that are beautifully unique to each one of us.
Chapter 3 begins with, “I am the strong man who has seen affliction by the rod of His wrath. He has driven me and made me walk in darkness and not light.”
It goes on to explain how horrible and bitter it all was, the hardship, how God shut out his prayer, the desolation thereof.
And yet, in the midst of all of that, are these beautiful words of promise:
Notice the ellipsis at the end of that verse. It is only half the sentence. Beyond “don’t do this thing that is in human nature and do this thing that you have to consciously do all the time thanksgiving in your heart even if times are really super hard,” there is the promise of a beautiful gift.