We are on our second day of 2021. Life hasn’t changed that much has it? It’s still a crazy time. The year 2020 is still effecting us. We still have conflict, which could be in your relationships and the nation. We still have doubts. We still have uncertainties, whether in the economy, each other or in the leadership of the nation.
One thing we will always have, no matter how the world we live in may be, is hope.
We can hold onto a hope that there can be changed people. The power of God is unimaginable and He performs the miraculous. He can take someone and turn them and their life completely around. Of our own power, we can’t come close to this. We need a magnificent God and we have Him if we only seek Him.
We can hold onto a hope that there can be change in this world. God already has a plan for this world, for us. We already know it won’t get any easier and we won’t see worldwide peace on earth – that’s Heaven. We can be that change though. How we respond as Christians has an impact. We can be that example that Christ gave to us. We can bring Heaven down to earth until the time comes for us to make it Heaven, our home.
This leads me to my next point: We can hold onto a hope that there is a Heaven waiting for us. When I think of Heaven, I go to the Jeremy Camp song, “There Will Be A Day.” He’s one of my all time favorite artists and honestly, some of his songs just make me cry from the overwhelming emotion. I’m encouraged to live each day knowing that this isn’t my home. The pain and heartache we feel in this realm are going to equate to even more joy in the next world to come. God will make sure of that. We will be safe in His presence – safe from the cruelties of this world.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.Revelation 21:4
I hope you’re encouraged today to practice this hope by living in such a way to bring Heaven to earth for others around you.