A Prayer for Trusting God in a Broken World
By Chelsey DeMatteis
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. – John 16:33
Some mornings, before my feet hit the floor, I have an urge to pack up our house and move my family out to the middle of nowhere land! To some place where peace seems easier to grasp, troubles seem less likely, and fear doesn’t get a grip on me. Then I’m reminded: I’ll never find myself feeling fully settled in this world. I will never find a place that is trouble-free. Why? Because this world is not my home, it’s the mission field for Christ and His Kingdom.
God sent His Son to our sin-stained world, knowing Jesus would be the one He would use to make us right with Him. As Jesus walked through His life and ministry, it was anything but easy. He paid a price in a manner none of us could fathom because of His great love for us. That is why when Jesus said,…