Sunday, April 5, 2009

Christ's sufficiency in troubled times

All around us, people are hurting.

In February, unemployment rates rose in all of the nation's largest metropolitan areas for the second straight month, with the national jobless rate predicted to climb to 10 percent by year's end.

Residents along the Red River have witnessed floodwaters rising to the highest levels in more than a century, with thousands of inhabitants having to flee their homes. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said, "It is a horrible human tragedy to watch this."

There are countless examples of people around us who are experiencing great emotional, physical and/or spiritual pain.

Christian friend, only Jesus can take what is broken and put it together. I frequently meet with people who are hurting, and I can offer my words, prayers and even actions to help – but Jesus can do so much more. Christ alone is able to walk into a seemingly destitute situation and fill it with His joy and gladness. Can't you imagine the elation of the widow when Jesus raised her only son! That joy is not limited to her and a select few!

Finally, I want to remind you that when Jesus works in your life as He did in the widow's life, He will use you to tell the world what He has done for you. Don't think that your troubles serve no useful purpose, because God can and will receive great glory from your life. He desires for us to tell others what He has done to conquer our destitute situations and our destitute state of the soul.

The truth is this: When you are destitute, God is your answer; He desires to reveal Himself to be everything you need. And through you, the world can see that Jesus is more than enough.

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