Here in the States, inflation is the highest it has been in forty years.
There have been multiple school shootings just this past year.
There have been increasing wars and famines around the world in general.
Work has been increasingly demanding and stressful for almost everyone that I know that has a job.
Violence against police, teachers and other authority figures seems to be increasingly more common and brutal.
I am convinced that we are in the Last Days.
Everything that is happening right now, especially all these troubles and trials, was predicted in the Word of God—the Bible. (see Matthew 24:6-8, 12)
But today I realized despite the fact that society seems to be falling apart at the seams…there is hope.
I see hope in a dog’s eyes that are always eager to see me when I come home from work.
I see hope when my co-workers and I are still willing to work together despite the pressures that come with our jobs.
I see hope when my Store Manager is still willing to listen to my coworkers and I with compassion and understanding and helps me see that there is hope even in difficult situations.
I see hope when even though my circumstances may not change, I can still see God working through them.
I see hope when a church honors and appreciates the difficult and arduous jobs of police officers and firefighters.
I see hope when people in need are still willing to give to others sacrificially, even though they may not have ample resources.
Yes, despite the troubling times we live in now, there is hope in the Last Days.
So, when everything in your life, or those of your loved ones, seems to be falling apart, remember to look around and up. I hope that you will see glimmers of hope all around you as I did today.
Oh, and the greatest hope I see? Jesus is coming back soon, and then He will make everything the way it should be in the end!