When Life Sucks…

“Life just sucks.” She tried to control the emotion in her voice over the phone, but the tremor gave her away.

“Yep. Sometimes it does.” I couldn’t argue with her. We live in a broken world, and sometimes that brokenness just sucks.

With the effects of generations and generations of humanity’s sin, it’s no wonder. When God spoke this world into creation, there was no:

  • Death
  • Grief
  • Insecurity
  • Illness
  • Divorce
  • War
  • Abuse
  • Greed
  • Betrayal
  • Abandonment
  • Loneliness
  • Anxiety
  • Corruption

There was:

  • Beauty
  • Peace
  • Community
  • Safety
  • Confidence
  • Provision
  • Presence
  • Joy
  • Serenity
  • Unity
  • Honesty

Like creation, we long for the day when this world will be restored to the way it was before. We long for a New Heaven and New Earth. So we wait with hope.

That’s one other thing this broken world has, thanks to Jesus: hope. Sometimes life sucks… but not always, and definitely not forever.

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.  And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.  For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Romans 8:18-25

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3 thoughts on “When Life Sucks…

  1. Amen! I rest on Hebrews 6:19! I love the fact that it says “hope is an anchor OF the soul” it’s already instilled in our hearts, we just need to activate it!

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