We live between two worlds..the world we face everyday when we wake up..our lives here..on earth. The other world is the kingdom of God. It’s helpful to realize that we actually experience the tension of this situation every day. There are continual tragedies in the world..both in the lives of those we know and in the larger world that we read about in the media. People are suffering..there is poverty..disease..natural disaster and man-made disaster. We can’t do much about any of this..yet it affects us. We are human and our hearts break for those who are hurting.
The other world is the one that we can’t always see. The kingdom of God where He reigns over all of this. The unseen world where nothing is out of control.. where His promises are being fulfilled. The real world where our God has sovereignty over all of this. The world that He spoke about when He interrupted history and became one of us. We have a guaranteed future in that kingdom and we know the ending is beautiful..far beyond anything we can imagine.
The trick is to keep our eyes on His kingdom so that we don’t become engulfed in grief as we see the pain and suffering in this world. He is at work in all of this. He is healing, restoring, and renewing while the world seems to be spinning out of control. He sees it all.. knows it all.. will redeem it all.. in His time. He will continue to use us in the lives of those around us..giving us opportunities to share His love..to bring encouragement and to spread the word. His kingdom is near.. He is with us.. He has not forgotten us.
“Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”