Reminding Myself There’s Hope In Christ

Psalm 1:5-6

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.  For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Many in the Christian community, like myself, are exasperated at what has happened in our country over the past year.  We watched as the government hoaxed us with a virus that was constructed in a lab in Wuhan, China; we watched the same government shut down our businesses, schools, and churches; we watched our thriving economy and low unemployment rates go to the dogs; we watched the government force us to stay cooped up in our homes, stay away from our friends and loved ones, and wear a germy, nasty face muzzle every time we are out in public.

As I sit here thinking about it, I don’t know how we survived.

I do know this:  God is still on the throne.  I have to remind myself daily that the God of the Bible is still in control of all of this. 

I never thought I would live to see the day when the freedoms that my father, my brother, two of my uncles and three of my cousins served/fought for would be taken away right in front of our eyes.  My father spent 21 years  in the army fighting for our freedom.  One uncle spent more than 20 years in the Air Force.  The other uncle paid the ultimate price on the ground in Vietnam.  I ask the LORD sometimes, were their sacrifices in vain?

No matter how weary I am, or how weary you may be, we have to remember that God sees all evil and He will vindicate His people.  The psalmist wrote that “...sinners will not stand in the congregation of the righteous…”  One day, we will be separated from all those who are blood-thirsty, desiring the lives of innocent babies in the womb.  One day, we will be separate from all those who lust after their own gender, pretending to be “married”.  One day, we will be separate from all those who bear hatred in their hearts for others who do not share the same level of melanin, or the same economic level, or education.  All of those persons will have rejected the LORD Jesus Christ, and unfortunately, their eternity will be separate from ours.  While we are basking in the glory of the LORD Jesus Christ, those persons will be dealing with weeping and gnashing of teeth, the worm that will never die, utter darkness, and a fire that cannot be quenched.

I don’t take that lightly.  I have a family full of unsaved folks and I hate to think of them in hell.  My mother, my siblings, my nieces and nephews, my uncles, some of my cousins…are all destined for hell unless they repent and do it soon.  I have given them the Gospel, but the psalmist said, “…the way of the ungodly shall perish…”

So……take heart believers!  As painful and discouraging and hopeless and sad and disappointed and betrayed as we all may feel right now, the Word of God encourages us when the LORD said, “…in His favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”  (Psalm 30:5).  Revelation 21:4 says “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain…”  This will all be over one day.  We have to remember that there is hope in Christ.

If you are reading this and you do not have a relationship with the LORD Jesus Christ; you have never repented of your life of sin, and you cannot for sure say that you are going to spend all eternity in heaven with the LORD Jesus, don’t let this moment pass without asking Him to forgive you!  We have no idea how much time we have left….but we do know that it is probably not going to be long.  The return of the Savior is imminent.  Please be ready!

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