Truly we are living in very troubling times, especially now due to the corona virus as our freedoms are being limited, and in many cases it’s not about our health! Life, as we knew it, may never be the same again! In some ways this is a good thing because families are now spending more time together. However, for those who are living in an abusive situation this is quite concerning and troubling to think about!
No matter what situation you find yourself in today, whether you are in an abusive situation, jobless, lonely, grieving, discouraged, depressed, or simply feeling empty inside, I want to encourage you to look to the one true God who is revealed to us through the pages of Scripture –the Bible.
“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.” John 3:16,17)
God loved us so much that He sent His one and only Son into this sin-filled world to provide the only way for us to be reconciled to Himself. Jesus Christ, the second Person in the Trinity, willingly came to this earth two thousand years ago. Jesus Christ, God cloaked in human flesh, walked this earth and lived a sinless, perfect life that we could never live, to become the spotless Lamb of God who would take away the sins of the world.
Jesus Christ accomplished all that He came to do, which was to reveal God the Father to us and ultimately to die in our place taking upon Himself the wrath of God that we deserve for our sins. He was brutally tortured, horrifically suffered the unimaginable pain and agony of crucifixion, died in our place, was buried, and then He was gloriously raised from the dead three days later! We must come to realize — and to believe — that no matter how hard we try to be good, the truth is that we are wretched sinners in the sight of a thrice Holy God, in desperate need of a Savior, and that Jesus Christ is the only name under heaven by which we can be saved (Acts 4:8-12). If you will choose to believe this with all of your heart and to trust in this only way (John 14:6) that God provided for us to be reconciled to Himself, you will then be forgiven for every sin — no matter how horrendous of a sin it may be — and able to have a true and personal relationship with Him and have the assurance of entering heaven for all eternity (1 John 5:9-13).
Reading God’s Word, the Bible, will help you to get to know Him. He will also use His Word to comfort you, to strength you, to give you wisdom, to correct you, and to guide you into all truth.
I speak from experience when I say that His grace will prove to be sufficient to see you through the hardest things that you will face in life (2 Corinthians 12:8-10), and you will have His peace that surpasses all human understanding that will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus as you choose to pray about everything instead of worrying (Philippians 4:4-8).
Note: This featured photo is of a pink geranium bud. I was so captivated by the beauty of it and thought that it looked just like a rose bud!
Camera – Sony A6000, Lens Sony 30mm f/3.5 e-mount macro fixed lens
Thank you very much for stopping by today!
God Bless You
Mary K Dalke ~ Reflections Of His Glory Photography
Reflecting the beauty of God’s creation through natural and creative photography styles.
“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18)
“…whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:41)