Riots in MO, open borders, amnesty, beheadings, ISIS or ISIL - what's up with 2 names-, Golf outings, Hamas, Gaza, "bless you", and ebola. Anybody else ever feel like things are a little out of control?
Throw in personal tragedies, terminal illnesses, strained relationships, financial hardships, workplace pressures, and gnats...and it's almost too much to handle!
That makes you wonder what really pushed Robin Williams over the edge. Money, fame, comedy, success and yet he chose the most painful way out for his family and friends.
Good thing there's Jesus. He has never crossed a border and yet keeps no one out. He never grants amnesty yet forgives all who ask. He hates terrorism but understands Holy war. He loves all people but declares none come to God but through him. He never leaves his leadership post- even for a golf game. He has rightly battled Palestinians for over 4000 years. He is the healer.
Whenever those personal trials abound, He says - Rejoice! Take joy! This trial can help you know me more. This pain leads to perfection. This sadness leads to sanctification. He says "I don't like it either but I am with you all the way!"
Don't despair or get too caught up in the world and it's problems. The end of The Book says its just going to get worse anyway. Stand firm for what's right. Fight only for what's important. And most of all, be the ONE person in the lives around you that everyone in your circle knows will never leave them or forsake them. Be the person that keeps others from crossing that line. Be Jesus and a source of hope and it will ALL be worth it.