The anxiety of the previous days was gone as I wrote yesterday’s blog. What wasn’t gone was the spent person. By the time I got home last night I could hardly stay awake following supper. All I wanted to do was close my eyes and go to bed (or in reverse order). I finally did that at 9. The last thing I wanted was to awake at 3 or 4 am and be wide awake. Anyway, enough of that.
My devotional this morning reminded me that one cannot be pessimistic in the face of God. God is the One of Promise, Hope, Salvation, Light and so much more. Take a step away from all of this and one can be quite pessimistic. However, turn and see the Light and the pessimism flees. I loved this message for today.
As I’ve been reading Jeremiah and the Jewish people being taken to Babylon, it makes me see very similar deterioration in our own country’s walk with God. No longer do we hold the Word of God as our moral compass. No longer do we call on God as our strength. However, I sense God asking each of us who will to be a Light carrier for Him to the world we face each day. Even in our great country there is heartache all around us. Sin is abundant and the effects of it are why I love our recovery programs. I know the sins of our society from the abuse of them and the ones of my own living. All of these are buried at the Cross of Christ, but Satan has so many believing otherwise. So, lets be a Light bearer for Christ our King in this world for which we live.