If you are like me, you are discouraged about our country of the people, for the people and by the people. In a time when it looks like our government is getting too big, some might ask, "What now? What are we supposed to do?" Keep loving God. Keep loving people. Jesus came into our world as a light in the darkness. He says to His people, "You are the light of the world." Although He ascended into Heaven, He works in each of us to love others. The only way people will come to know the truth is through God's amazing love as it flows through us.
We may not love sin, but like Jesus, we can love the sinners, whether they steal, kill, covet or are sexually immoral. I once lived outside of God's plan for my life, but His love and mercy changed my heart. I surrendered my sin nature to God and asked Him to take control of my life. It has not been a burden to me as I first thought. God is taking the mess I made of my life and turning it into a message so others will experience God's lavishing love on them.
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The Lord your God is among you, a warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with gladness. He will bring you quietness with His love. He will delight in you with shouts of joy. Zephaniah 3:17If you are reading this and never experienced God's love, say His name and He will answer. He loves you with an unconditional and unending love. Now is the time of your peace.
O Lord, I pray for the world we live in. Help us to trust you no matter what happens. Help us to know you are here with us and that you will never leave or forsake us. In Jesus' name, Amen.