I have felt such heartbreak over things in this world. Suffering, human trafficking, divorce, pornography, wars, racism…
How long, oh Lord?
I listened to a song yesterday. It is one of my all-time favorites. And I needed the reminder.
See, Jesus isn’t shocked by racism, though it breaks his heart too. He’s not overwhelmed by the cruelty of man, our propensity for violence and our exploitation of those weaker than ourselves. His voice is not silenced by the tumult of evil. His light is not dimmed by the darkness on the horizon.
Remember, oh my soul, He wrote the story. He placed the characters and set the stage. His death on the cross culminated in His declaration that, “IT IS FINISHED.”
So do I live from His victory or do I wonder every day whether the darkness will win. Will satan ever be able to defeat the church of Jesus, the Holy Spirit inside us, His resurrection power?
Not even remotely!
Jesus wins, has already won. You can bet your life on it.