These days the world is a mean and scary place. The media bombards us with images of violence, poverty, hatred and humanity’s viciousness, which only fuels our fears. As we watch the news we wonder if there is a way out of this mess.
Every generation has wondered about the mess the world is in. Contemplating the conflicts played out by the generations before ours does not make us sleep better at night, but it should teach us a lesson. Scripture tells us that the nature of the world is evil and corrupt, and it has been since the fall of Adam. In fact, at one point, during the time of Noah, the world was so overcome with sin, corruption and depravity that “the LORD was grieved that He had made man on the earth, and His heart was filled with pain” (Genesis 6:6).
Because of the world’s sinfulness, God sent His Son to earth so the world would be saved through Him. Jesus felt the full weight of the world’s corruption, depravity and sin as He died on the cross. He endured sin and death for us on the cross, and then by the power of the Holy Spirit He conquered the world when He was raised to life. Through faith in Christ, we also overcome the world through the power of the Spirit, and we are assured by Jesus’ word, “Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27).
Get some new facts about God to mull over from Scripture. you can start with “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth” (Isaiah 40:28).
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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