Hold The World At Bay

I have been sitting at the computer for close to three hours waiting for the gloom in my soul to lift so I could write. There were many sad things that I heard about today. But, I adamantly refuse to give in to them. It is so easy to get sucked into the pain of this world, and it takes so much prayer to hold it at bay.

We all know the pain this world inflicts upon us. We can be crippled by it at times. Jesus Christ knew this world’s agony better than any of us. Only by clinging to Him can we rise above it. When we grab on to Jesus He takes us to the throne room of the Father for a different view of what is happening. Through His pain, we received salvation and new life.

We can’t escape pain, but at the same time we have to be careful not to live in it. Jesus Christ couldn’t escape pain. What He taught us was how to live with God in spite of the pain. Christ will never leave us to struggle with pain alone. He endures it with us so He can show us the strength of God’s love through it. God’s love is deeper and stronger than our pain. He will bring us through it.

“God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him” (1 John 4:16).

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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