It Is a Tragic World

Crying: Sad

“The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”
–Psalm 34:18

Death, destruction, heartbreak, anxiety, chaos, fear, doubt, war, loneliness, unfulfilled desires, terror: the world is a sad place.

NO, rather the world is a TRAGIC place.

Perhaps the MOST tragic thought of all: almost all tragedy is self-inflicted and could be quickly remedied through a change of direction (repentance).

Still, the world IS tragic to most of mankind.

Most have only their own selves or those they know to comfort them in the constant times of trouble which this world brings.

As many readers know, that often means–despite the best efforts of some–there is little or no comfort at all.

But for the few who have placed their faith in the Father and the Son, comfort is a surety.

This is because of the many promises of God to believers.  Such as,

“The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.”
–Psalm 18:2-7

“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
–1Peter 5:6-7

“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
–Philippians 4:7

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
–Psalm 23:4

When God or Jesus make a promise, the believer KNOWS it will be kept.  Such a promise is not like the more common promises of man–particularly the pretty promises featured in literature or popular entertainment.  Those promises are many times recited for their entertainment or emotional value.

Yes, when God or Jesus make a promise, the believer KNOWS it will be kept.

Knowing that alone brings the believer much comfort.

Without a doubt, the world is a tragic place–and becoming more so each and every day. So much so, that most readers can see this taking place before their very eyes. They may have mentioned it during the daily conversations.

“It’s bad and getting worse!”

But in such a tragic world as this does God, the Creator of heaven and earth, show his power to believers.

“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”
–John 14:18

MORE: Bible Verses Which Offer Comfort and Encouragement to the Believer

DOES the reader often find himself wishing he could exit this worldly tragic kingdom?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 31-September 2, 2018.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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