We ALL Need a Savoir, Especially During Difficult Times

“The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.” (Romans 8:7-8)

I find God so amazing and beyond comprehension, and His word so rich that a single verse can be life-changing, that I cannot fathom the number of unbelievers. Entire nations seem to be moving further from God, nations and people who have ample opportunity to learn about and experience God. It is hard to fathom their rejection of the Divine, except when human pride and the flesh are considered, I suppose we should wonder that there are not more unbelievers considering the hardness of the human heart.

It is also amazing to me that anyone survives hardship without God. I cannot imagine enduring my many trials outside of God’s help. My suspicion is that there is a much higher percentage of believers among those who chronically suffer, considering we soon learn humility and just how frail we are as humans, and how badly we need our Creator in the midst of our suffering and pain.

It is tempting to think we can make it through life without God. Human pride wants to think we are in essence our own “god” the master of our own fate. Yet those who will open their eyes, step onto the narrow path, and look up when circumstances try to bring them down, we find circumstances can change, God can still work miracles, He can bring people into our lives that bring us love, help, and kindness.

With open eyes, with eyes open wide, we can see a world that only makes sense in the light of scripture and God’s presence. We find meaning and understanding in light of God’s love and scriptural teachings and doctrine. Without God you have no future, no hope, no justice, no love, no mercy, no help.

Worldly people deny their Maker, and think they can make it through life alone, but godly people find relief, and peace in the Creator of all they are.

Prayer: Dear Lord, we lean upon You because You are there, in our hopes and prayers and manifest through love and peace and the people You bring into our lives to love and aid us on our journey to You. Thank You Lord, Creator and Maker of all things, even the unbelievers. Amen.

About The Author:
Karlton Douglas lives in Ohio with his lovely wife. God has been a part of his life since he was a boy, and he would not trade that personal relationship with Christ for anything.