Talk to many people in America nowadays and it won’t take long before the conversation turns to despair. Maybe it’s the pessimistic world we live in, but people love to perpetuate the idea that things are going downhill fast. They’ve lost faith in government, lost faith in the economy, maybe have even lost faith in the church. All this negativity just bums me out and I don’t want to listen any more.
As a Christian, we have no reason to wallow in despair for we have a hope beyond measure. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade- kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time” (1 Peter 1:3-5).
Hold your head up high fellow follower of the one and only true God. There is no time for despair. Our Savior has defeated death and our inheritance awaits.