This world is broken.
That fact is so painfully true. That fact describes the people living on the streets, those suffering, sinning, hating, crying, breaking, all because sin entered the world.
Sometimes that makes you wonder: what was life like before this world was broken? Will it ever be healed again?
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.Genesis 1:31 | NIV |
God originally created this world perfectly. And God saw that it was good. That phrase pulses through Genesis 1, repeating over and over to give a point: The world was good.
There was no brokenness; no suffering; no sin; no hate; no tears; no pain. There was no night, there was no sickness. The world was whole, and God walked side-by-side with man.
But then came the fall. Sin entered the world, and God no longer dwelled with man because He cannot be around sin. And that perfect world was gone.
For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.1 John 2:16 | NIV |
But then Jesus came.
When Jesus sacrificed everything, took the form of an imperfect human, and died on the cross to take the punishment of our sins, we could finally enter Heaven. Someday we will be with God again. Someday we will belong to a perfect world.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.John 16:33 | NIV |
In Revelations 21, the Bible talks about the new Heaven and the new Earth being like a new Eden. A perfect, amazing world where God dwells with the people and everyone is happy.
For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.1 John 5:4 | NIV |
So in your pain, in this broken world, know that there is hope. Someday the world will be made new.
Dear God, please help me to have hope. Help me to know that you are always there for me. I can’t wait for when the world is made new and when I will see You someday in Heaven. I know You are coming back someday. In the meantime, help me to do all I can to help make this world a better place. I love you, God, and I know you love me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed today’s devotional.
Look at me being on time and actually posting this on Wednesday, haha. This topic is really important to me, and I believe that everyone needs a reminder that everything is going to be okay and that there is hope in this broken world.
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Are you excited for the day when we will get to meet Jesus (and each other!) in Heaven? Can you wait for the day when Jesus is coming? Did you like this devotional?