Do you sometimes feel that the pace of life is getting faster, that people don’t have time for one another any more? While everything is going your way, the pace may not seem so threatening; but when you fall into one of those pitfalls of life, it is like sitting in the middle of a crowded highway in a stalled car with a dead cell phone battery, and passers by blowing their horns and shaking their fists with scowling faces. No one seems willing to busy themselves with the rescue of the distressed. A “Who cares?” attitude plagues our nation.
God would like to remind you that He Cares! Though the world has drastically changed for the worse, “He is …the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning (James 1:17b).” He sees you even in the most hopeless predicament of life, and comes to your rescue. What predicament might that be? “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).” “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one (Romans 3:10).” You and I were born into sin, and we are sinners by choice. The Bible tells us that our sinfulness has earned us eternal death and separation from our loving Heavenly Father. “For the wages of sin is death… (Romans 6:23a).”
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).” Yes, God loved His fallen creatures so much that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to purchase our forgiveness through His death on the cross. He rose from the dead and has ascended back to heaven to intercede for you and me as Savior and Lord. How can you obtain this wonderful deliverance? Turn from your sin and to the Savior! The Bible tells us that we need: “…repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 20:21b)” It’s that simple, “Repent” and “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved (Acts 16:31).”
No, this won’t supernaturally take all the bumps out of the road of life, but as a child of God you can always be assured that He is with you, that He has time to help, that HE CARES.