My challenge is to write about something hopeful or something hopeless. If I am honest there is one thing I feel hopeless about but not defeated. Despite a lack of courage in humanity to address a serious problem in America I still believe that what we refuse to do God can and will take care of.
It takes a lot for me to lose hope but that fact that we have had more mass shootings than we have had days this year has forced me to face a new reality. For me the new reality in America is that an individual's rights are more important than the basic human right to live. I don't know how much more hopeless you can get than that. I pray a lot! I pray but nothing changes and no laws are amended in the interest of preserving lives. I really need Jesus right now. I also pray for his return. For him to return and reign in peace where all will know the peace that passes all understanding. I pray for a time when we will lay down our weapons and take up war no more. I pray, simply pray. And nothing changes. I wonder how much more I have in me to keep praying. That frightens me because I don't want to be that person that loses hope, but I am afraid I am becoming that person.
Thank God for devotionals. Thank God for Advent devotionals. Devotions that remind me that Christ is coming. Scriptures that remind me what Chirst is going to do when he returns.
Jeremiah 33:14 - 16