The scripture for today, May 7 (5/7), is 1st Peter 5:7 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
Oh, how hard life can be sometimes. We wonder why God doesn’t stop all the bad things. But, if there were no evil and bad things happening, we would have heaven on earth. Satan is the Prince of this world. Jesus said so.
How many times in a week are you anxious about something? Your job, your home, your children, your neighbors, your government, your health? How many times in a day? Are they heavy? Sometimes almost too heavy to bear?
Name them to God. Tell him all about them. Go into as much detail as you like. Then put them all on his shoulders. That’s what he wants you to do. He will carry those burdens for you.
Yes, this is not heaven on earth. But Jesus provides a way for us to escape in a spiritual way to the other world in heaven. Of course, you don’t have to escape; he doesn’t force you. But always he calls out to you, “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). Why? He cares for you. He truly does.
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