I was thinking about my faith today and I narrowed it down to two things.
- Living on earth: The world we live in is incomprehensible. The sin, hate, sadness, and the many things we cannot understand force me to search for meaning. I realize that I won’t understand why things on earth happen the way they do. I have come to trust and believe that God has a plan and no matter how awful or incomprehensible the circumstances, God is at work. I believe that we can find “rest” and peace in God’s promise, to look over us, guide us, and lead us.
- The afterlife: What happens to my soul after my death is important to me. I do not believe that this world is the end my soul. I believe that I am going to a better place after I die. I also believe that I will see the many friends and family that have passed before me, again, if they too believed that Jesus died on the cross to forgive their sins. The hurt and pain of their deaths are temporary, as we will spend eternity together in Heaven.
The title of Psalm 115 is “The Futility of Idols and the Trustworthiness of God.” We can be enamored with success, achievement, and ultimately material things that we believe will make us feel fulfilled. Time and time again, we see examples of a lack of satisfaction and fulfillment with life on earth. No matter how much money or stuff a person has, they typically feel like they are missing something.
This brings my focus back to what’s important. The size of your house or the amount in your bank account does not matter at the end of our lives. What matters is our faith in Jesus Christ and knowing that we are saved and fulfilled. Fulfillment comes from a life following Jesus and confidence in knowing that we are destined for a better afterlife, after this life. How depressing to think that this life is as good as it gets!
The Bible tells us that we will rest in Paradise (Heaven) with our savior after we die. As for me, I will follow Jesus and enjoy the rest in this life that comes from His peace and run for salvation after my life on earth.
Praise God for our salvation!