Just wait, things are going to get better
From Revelation: A 28-Day Devotional
We live in a fallen world. We don’t need anyone to tell us evil and sin exist. Just watch the news for 5 minutes or look back at your thoughts over the course of a day.
The hope of every Christian is that one day, evil will be eradicated and we will reign with Jesus in a new kingdom where there is no more evil, no more sin. We’ll join those who went before us in singing, "Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty" (Revelation 15:3).
So why all the waiting? Peter, one of Jesus’ close friends and followers, writes, "... do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:8-9).
Sin and all of its consequences show us how much we need Jesus. Without the option to do wrong, the choice for Jesus would not mean anything. It would be like an election where one person is on the ballot. God gives us the option of either serving ourselves or serving Him. He takes His time so everyone might have an opportunity to choose Him.
John 1:12-13 says that everyone who chooses God by believing in Jesus, "he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God."
Evil is real, and we are free to choose it if we want. But only God’s ways are “just and true” (Revelation 15:3). What God promises will always come to be, and it will always be good for those who love Him and follow His ways.
- Are any areas of your life not surrendered to God?
- What do you need to give to God and trust Him to take care of for you?
- When we put our trust in Jesus, all of God’s promises become promises to us. If you have yet to give your life to Jesus, what’s stopping you? See what you’re missing here.