Day 40: When All Suffering Will End: Just think of a time when there will be no more war, no more poverty, no more housing shortages, no more sickness or death. Hard to believe some may say. But, if you read the Bible you'll know where I get this wonderful idea from. It's not by any human government, history has surely proven that would be impossible for man to bring about. They can't even cure the common cold much less end all sickness and war.
So, where do you put your trust? It is in a wonderful promise God made when Adam and Eve sinned and brought us into this sad condition. God promised a kingdom that would rule from heaven with Jesus as king. When Jesus was here on earth you can read in the books of the gospel all about the miracles he performed along with preaching about the coming kingdom blessings.
That is what we pray for in the Lord's prayer, let your kingdom come, let your will be done on earth as in heaven. Do you ever stop and think about what that really means? You're asking for God to change the conditions here on the earth. You're asking for him to rule over mankind and to bring peace to the world.
Let me give you an illustration, suppose you wanted to go to a university to study medicine. Would they just accept you with out an application first? Would you be able to break the rules and stay in the course? But, rather wouldn't you have to take an entrance test and pass with a certain score to get accepted in the University? Wouldn't they give you a list of rules for getting to class on time, and if you miss so many classes you are dropped from that course and have to take it again next semester?
So, why wouldn't God do the same for those who will live on a clean, peaceful paradise earth? He has all the requirements in the Bible and what is needed to be chosen to live under his new Kingdom here on the earth. And, he tells us what is required at John 17:3 This means everlasting life, there taking in knowledge of you the only true God and of the one you sent forth Jesus Christ.
So, just like at a University you'd have a professor that would instruct you in the course you were taking, you need someone trained in the Bible to help you come to an accurate understanding so you can be accepted into that new world society.
Day 39: Maintain an Appreciative Attitude- As you can see from my above post that I am a student of the Bible. That is where I get my guidance to help me through every test that comes upon me in this wicked world we live in today. Without that help and guidance I'd be lost, miserable and living my life for myself and not for God.
But, happily I know what he says is needed to be truly happy today and that is found at Matthew 6:25-34 Here we are promised that if we keep on seeking first his kingdom and his righteousness all the necessities of life will be given to us. That doesn't mean we'll have steak and wine every day or live in a mansion. But, that we will be taken care of with food, clothing and shelter.
So, if ill health strikes you don't be anxious about your soul, just rely on the God who promised he will soon bring an end to all this suffering and keep on praying for endurance.