So many times we look at our lives and wish they were better. We have all the comforts of life; good health, good jobs, air conditioned homes, microwaves that cook easy meals, etc…. But, for some reason we are depressed, sad, wishing our lives were better. Today I seen a one-legged man walk in front of me. He was walking on crutches today with the best attitude. He walked across the parking lot as if he had two legs. I heard him say, as it was rainy and gloomy, “What a great day it is today.” I don’t think he was saying it sarcastically either. Then I followed him into a Dollar Tree store and with such a sweet expression and smile, he asked me where the Bubble Wrap was. Evidently he must have thought I worked there, so I just turned to find someone who did work there and ask them where it was. Then he said, “I’m sorry I thought you worked here.” I am ambarrassed to say that I am one of those that have been depressed lately about things in my life. There isn’t one thing really that has me feeling this way. It’s just a time that I have started to analyze things in my life, and wished that they were different.
If anyone really has a reason to be unhappy, it was this man. Somehow I believe this man was put in my path to help me. Funny how things like that happen to us. God knows our sorrows and he cares about us. He wants us to be happy and realize that he loves us. However we need to learn to put our trust in Jesus no matter our circumstances. 1 Peter 5:7,9,10 says: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
Do not ever let anyone tell you that Jesus doesn’t care about you. He loved you so much that he died on a cross for you. John 3:16,1 says: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Romans 8:35-39 says: Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Easter is Sunday! Try to remember how much Jesus loves you. Please put your trust in him today!