Discouraged over the conditions in our world? Lift your eyes heavenward and listen for a trumpet!

Paradise

At times, like you, I nearly despair over the condition of things in our world and nation… Rampant evil, unbridled violence, malignant injustice, growing godlessness and more. It causes one to cry out, “What is this world coming to?!”

The “Day of the Lord” is coming! A time when God intervenes, judges sin, deals with Satan, and comes back to take over and establish His kingdom. In the face of all that is discouraging, I read an encouraging word about the future of things in the Bible during “Coffee with the Lord” today…

“Strengthen the hands that have gone limp, steady the knees that shake! Tell those who panic, “Be strong! Do not fear! Look, your God comes to avenge! With divine retribution he comes to deliver you!” Then blind eyes will open, deaf ears will hear. Then the lame will leap like a deer, the mute tongue will shout for joy; for water will flow in the desert, streams in the wilderness. The dry soil will become a pool of water, the parched ground springs of water. Where jackals once lived and sprawled out, grass, reeds, and papyrus will grow. A thoroughfare will be there— it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it; it is reserved for those authorized to use it— fools will not stray into it. No lions will be there, no ferocious wild animals will be on it— they will not be found there. Those delivered from bondage will travel on it, those whom the Lord has ransomed will return that way. They will enter Zion with a happy shout! Unending joy will crown them! Happiness and joy will overwhelm them! Grief and suffering will disappear.” (Isaiah 35:3–10 from the NET Bible)

So I’m going to take Isaiah’s word for it (above) and Apostle’s Paul’s word for it (below)… “I consider that our present suffering cannot even be compared to the glory that will be revealed to us… Creation itself will be set free from the bondage of decay into the glorious freedom of God’s children!” (Romans 8:18, 21 NET Bible)

Until then I purpose to be redemptively involved in the world I live in with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ… AND I’m going to lift my eyes toward the heavens often and tune my ear for the sound of a heavenly trumpet!

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