So, despite the evil that we witness daily, our hope and safety is in Jesus Christ. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, hope lies within you (1 Peter 3:15), regardless of your circumstances and what is going on in the world around you.
The Bible does not promise that we will live an easy and perfect life. Rather, Jesus told His disciples that life would be just the opposite:
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world (John 16:33, New Living Translation).
While it’s easy to get caught up in the tragic events that we hear about in the news media or with the pressures that are bearing down on us each day, we must see Jesus for who He really is: King of kings and Lord of lords. In Revelation 1:13-14 (NLT), the Apostle John saw the Eternal Messiah Jesus clothed in white, with a voice that “thundered like mighty ocean waves” and a face “like the sun in all its brilliance.”
Jesus Christ is our hope for now and beyond. Jesus promised to return for His people and until that time, our hope and trust must be in Him. We will not always understand why certain things happen to us or to others, but we have Someone who can comfort us when we are confused and when our burdens get too heavy to bear.
We should not despair, even though the news is dire, but hold on while we wait for the blessed hope – the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, (Titus 2:13, NIV).
We pray that God’s peace, which goes beyond anything that we can understand, guard and protect your heart, thoughts and emotions through Jesus Christ (Philippians 4:7).