One of my favorite songs right now is called worn. The first thing it says is "I'm tired I'm worn" This song is more true today than I think it ever has been in my life. I cry as I write this because its hard. Have you ever been there? It feels even hard to breath. Its feels as if God has left us alone, but has He? We fear because we believe lies, I can fear and be crushed because I believe the lie that my Father no longer hears or cares about me. The Cross tells me just the opposite, it tells me His love is never going to end, its never going to fail, its constant. The Cross was not pretty, it was a picture of suffering, Christ suffered, He suffered the heavy, guilty weight of our sin, He suffered when He cried out "My God, my God why have you forsaken me?" but heard no answer in return. But in that we are redeemed, we are forgiven, Freed from the chains of sin and death. The Cross is good, it shows that good things can come out from the bad. Today I can have hope, hope because of the cross and because God is faithful to me. What do you choose to hope in? In yourself? in Christ? Or maybe you choose to despair and not hope at all, hope in Christ, He's good.
"Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine or nakedness, or peril or sword?"