There is too much suffering in the world. There is the suffering that makes the headlines; conflict in Iraq and Syria or the Ebola virus for instance. Then there is the suffering that we don’t read about in the newspapers; the homeless woman in central London or the young man with cancer. Every day there are countless people suffering in hospital, in psychiatric hospital, in prison, on the street, at work, and in their homes. So many people experience fear, pain, depression, anxiety, panic, hopelessness and despair. This is the agonising truth of life on earth.
And then there is the God, who I know is real, who is above all of these problems. The one true God of all creation has all the power in the universe, and could stop all of this terrible suffering in an instant if He so wished. I know that a breakthrough is possible. I know that God hears our prayers and so I often pray for a miracle, whether it be the return of Jesus or something else, that will lead to peace and joy for all God’s creatures on Earth. Do you believe that a breakthrough is possible?
It is hard to understand why God creates such suffering in our world. I have offered some possible explanations elsewhere on this blog and in my books. But it is clear to me that God is in control, and so I call on you my friends to say a prayer each day for a breakthrough – a miracle – that will bring peace to every creature on earth. Please, let us hope and pray. The stakes are too high not to give it a try. Thank you.