Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Discouraging Yes, Hopeless No

Boy, I am shaking my head more and more everyday. I am not exactly surprised by what is said. What I am surprised about is that no one seems to be challenging what is said. There are absolute lies being told and they are going unchallenged. I am reminded of the ancient times during Jesus' day. The heads of the church and the idol worshipers spoke words that many believed. It all seem to go along just fine for awhile. Then Jesus and his disciples came. And challenge he did(Jesus). Can you imagine going against the grain like that? He ultimately died for his challenges but at least his cause was  worthy. We are reaping the rewards everyday. What is needed to be remembered by all is during these times of uncertainty, unjustness, evil, greed, we must not give up hope. Those of us who know and love God should feel redeemed that Jesus took our places, and that giving God the praise and thanking him everyday shows God our faithfulness. He (God ) will take care of the rest.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.