There is always a crisis waiting around the corner. If this world was as peaceful as Heaven, then why would we need Jesus? God has created a world full of mischief, turmoil, and chaos, so we would learn to stop relying on the world and trust in Him. We need to trust everything to Him, even, and especially the lives of our children and grandchildren. My heart breaks when I see people who have lost the fight against drugs and choose to stay in that defeated position, leaving everything behind, including their children. What will become of those children? Did you know that each of them has a purpose? Even though it seems they have been given a hardship from the beginning, it will be those hardships that will shape who they become. God can use everything we encounter as a powerful tool for the future. It’s true that not every child will be pulled from the wreckage or will choose to trust Jesus, but those that are taught to love the Lord will go on to share a powerful testimony about the goodness of God.
Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may you establish the righteous— you who test the minds and hearts, O righteous God! Psalms 7:9