Sunday, June 2, 2013

In God

In a sense, the majority of people want peace. People long to be at white beaches, peaceful valleys, and cozy cottages. They want to have amazing relationships. They want to laugh and talk with friends and family. But we aren't going to have peace unless we go to God. Unless our identity is in God, we are going to be fretful, proud, and have no peace. No relationship however amazing it is will be without rocks and storms. There won't be a home where things don't rot and break. There won't be a beach where sharp rocks and booming storms won't come. All relationships will end at some point, because death will come to every one of us someday. 

But there is hope. There is perfect peace and that is in God. A promise of glory and perfect redemption. All my junk can be taken from me and I can be living in a gulag prison camp, but God will sustain. God promises that "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." I have fallen many times to temptation. Too many times to number. And in some ways, it's easy to get discouraged. It's easy to give up. It's easy to become the man who gave into temptation and gave the flesh what it wants. But that will never bring us peace. There will never be peace when we are taking our sin and putting it first.

Let us put our faith in God. Run towards the cross.