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“The second woe is past; behold, the third woe is coming quickly” (Revelation 11:14).

The Lord does not let us linger in the sinfulness of this world.  These things come and then go.  Do not look at the world with eyes focused only on the moment.  Do see the sweep of human history.  Things come and go.  Only the Lord is forever.  He invites you and me into forever by His grace.  Come then and hope for a future where there is no more of these evil things, but only peace in and with Him.

Lord, this world does go through seasons.  You have been there all along, giving hope to the hopeless.  This world does seem to be getting crazier with each round.  Sin seems to be on the increase.  I need Your help to help me keep my focus between the rounds of evil that hit us.  My head knows these things, Lord, but my heart is tossed around with every gust of this world’s sinful wind.

Come quickly, Lord Jesus.  I want that and yet, reading what will happen when that time comes, what I really want is a life of peace.  But I know that will not happen until I am with You in eternity.  Lord, calm my spirit and help me to humbly live the life You have given me.  Guide me in Your goodness to know that in You alone is all the hope I need to cope in this age.  Help me to abide with You always.  Amen.