10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care,
11 trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow.
12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.
Do I feel better? Not really. But the whole message is that life is rough and life will never not be rough. So many are and have been suffering from horrors that are unimaginable in a prosperous country, even though many of those horrors are happening in our own prosperous country.
Getting over it and never giving up the fight is one way that I will do my part. This gives me joy and hope.
Not giving in to the temptation to do something illegal, crooked or wrong is another way that I will do my part. This prevents a slide into even worse conditions that inevitably come from giving into the bad temptations, adopting the worst mindsets, and using excuses that are only lies.
Keeping the faith is a tough test, but that is the last life function that I will voluntarily quit. My brain would have to break first. My belief in and love for Jesus is the bedrock of my life, and I have reaped great enough rewards to carry me through the worst of times.
My trust in God’s love for me is the foundation of my life.
I will not burn my own house down when tested by what I feel is more than I can bear.
I could use your prayers today, and I hope that I have encouraged others who are suffering by writing this post.