Today’s readings were disturbing: rape, murder, a vengeful mob, and David on the lamb from his enemies.
Sometimes the weight of the personal struggles around me is difficult to bear. Marital strife, broken relationships, struggles with fear and insecurity, conflict within the church, addictions, an accident, life changing injuries, death and despair… where does it end?
Is there any hope at all?
“But this is what the Lord says: I would no more reject my people than I would change my laws that govern night and day, earth and sky. I will never abandon the descendants of Jacob or David, my servant, or change the plan that David’s descendants will rule the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Instead, I will restore them to their land and have mercy on them.” (Jeremiah 33:25-26 NLT)
Mercy – delivering us from the path and punishment we rightly deserve.
He is merciful.
We will be delivered.
Everything will be made right again.
Hence we continue to HOPE
… and yet, God is bringing HOPE to the world NOW, through Christ and those who are “In Christ.”
Am I part of that solution?
Or do I continue to be part of the human problem?
What would it take to move from one to the other?