Memorize: For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:18.
Devotional Reading: John 1:1-18
There are times in life when we just have a hard time understanding “why.” We think about a friend we have who lost, a child in a tragic accident, another young person died of incurable disease and we ask WHY?
We think about those who are sick, hungry and are experiencing war around the world with little hope for relief. Yet others whom we see as less innocent or are the source of many of those problems seem to prosper.
It’s in those times when many people wonder “why” that they can often feel disheartened or disillusioned with their faith. “If God is good,” they ask, “then why would He allow an innocent person to suffer like that?” Why will he leave our nation in suffering?
Some people will ask ‘Why me’ when they experience unpleasant situations.
This is a reasonable question provoked by very real emotions. And the truth is, there’s an answer – but it may not be the one many would like to hear.
The world is fallen and we are at the end time. Because of that, there will be suffering until Christ returns.
Children will still die. People will go hungry. And often, others who seem less deserving will prosper. The world will be wrought with injustice until the Justifier returns to bring back order.
The world have not made the situations easy, God out of his great love sent his only son to die for us, instead of appreciating and accepting him, they rejected him; John 1:11; He came unto his own, and his own recieved him not.
They chose Barabas a common criminal & murderer, and crucified Jesus the righteous one who had no sin in him.
So what can we do? Well, we persevere. We allow suffering and hardship to create a thirst in us for the day when all suffering will end.
We keep an eye on the sky waiting for Christ to usher in His Kingdom on earth. We hold on… because help is coming.
Rev 22:12; Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as to his work shall be.
May the Lord help you to accept the grace of salvation today and be justified on the day of judgement in Jesus name.
Prayer point: My Father and my God, deliver me from condemnation on judgement day.
Key Dose: If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free in deed.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
Senior Pastor (IHPCT)