Even for Christians, it is easy to focus on ourselves, feel self-pity, and think about how bad things are. It is good to remember that there are surely others who have worse circumstances than we do. Let us focus on ways we can help others and remember how blessed we are. If we start feeling sad in our own little world, we would feel so much better if we would:
- Think about others around the world who are struggling with various problems.
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One of the great characteristics of God is His love for man and His
desire that all should come to repentance and be saved (1 Timothy 2:3, 4; 2
Peter 3:9). Because of God’s love, He has often been very patient with people
who were in ignorance or rebellion. However, as the Scriptures reveal the mind
of God to us (1 Corinthians 2:10-16), we realize that God’s patience with man
has its limits.
For example, God gave the people of Noah’s time one hundred twenty years to repent, as Noah was preaching to them and building the ark (Genesis 6:3; 2 Peter 2:5).… Read more