When I look at the state of the world today, I sometimes feel distraught. Especially as I see the United States deteriorating almost beyond the point of recognition. So many people hate God. So many people hate Christians. Unfortunately, I think Christians may have a lot to do with why the world hates us– but not entirely. What they hate most is what Christians represent: there is a God, and we are accountable to Him.
I know that God is being patient with humanity, not wanting anyone to perish. That’s why He hasn’t returned as of yet. And I know that I should think more about those who don’t know Christ than my own frustrations. But truth be told, I get so weary of living on this planet that I just want to go home.. now. Today.
Come Lord Jesus!!
That’s why I love Ecclesiastes. It expresses my my thoughts and feelings so well. I especially love Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. It helps put things into perspective when I am overwhelmed with this world and all that I see and hear. It reminds me that there is a time and a season for everything; and that nothing in this earthly life lasts forever.
There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven–
A time to give birth and a time to die
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted
A time to kill and a time to heal
A time to tear down and a time to build up
A time to weep and a time to laugh
A time to mourn and a time to dance
A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones
A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing
A time to search and a time to give up as lost
A time to keep and a time to throw away
A time to tear apart and a time to sew together
A time to be silent and a time to speak
A time to love and a time to hate
A time for war and a time for peace