There is no doubt that this journey on earth is filled with trials, sorrows, doubts, and fears at time. We look around us and mourn because of the tragedy of a young girl’s brutal rape. Terror attacks are becoming common place throughout the world. Riots turn to violent attacks upon innocent victims who now fear to speak up or dare to seek to find truth. Truth doesn’t even seem to matter to those who incite such riots; if their voice is heard screaming above the rest. Cancer, heart disease, and a multiplicity of diseases claim lives daily. Poverty, violence and despair spreads throughout our inner cities. Beyond all that, there are the battles within our own hearts. So, where in the center of all this can one hold onto hope? How can our heart hold fast to faith in God’s Sovereign Grace? When trials come where is our anchor?
As I consider today the wondrous birthday of my baby son, Ron; I pause to look back over all the years. The day this little 4-pound wonder was placed in my arms for the first time 36 years ago, I was thrilled and fearful as well. You see, I had by then faced many trials and had fallen prostrate before my Lord and King, Jesus Christ many times. Oh, yes; by then I had learned of the magnitude of God’s Grace toward me; but, I had also learned of the depth of darkness and evil that filled this journey.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
THE GREATEST GIFT WE CAN GIVE OUR CHILDREN
Yes, life is very hard at times. There is only one gift that we must give our children if we can hope that they will survive in this world. That gift was provided by God, Himself. Of everything else that we might teach them or show them, we must teach them how to face the battles of this life. Jesus Christ is our only hope, the light that shone forth into darkness, the word of God made flesh; who provided hope, faith, and the only way of salvation for our souls. He paid our price for sin; so that, we might have an intimate relationship with God. He is the love, hope, joy and grace that our world is so desperately in search of.
If you do not know Christ, I urge you to begin there. Go to my page on how to be saved. Take that step; ask Jesus into your heart. Continue reading How to Face Life’s Battles with Hope and Faith