What If I Were Lost?

InadequateI’m sure many think I’m just complaining all the time. That I’m just struggling like everybody does and can’t handle much. But, I can assure you that being in my painful body is pure torcher. I’m dealing with head to toe pain that just won’t let up. Discomforting sensations have constantly run through my entire nervous system for so long I can’t remember what it’s like to feel normal.

God just brought a deep question to my mind. What if I were spiritually lost? What if I was trying to deal with this ongoing pain without the assurance of hope found only in Jesus? Where would I turn and how would I cope? Considering the fact that even with Jesus I feel just one step away from collapsing or giving up? I don’t want to, but maybe I need to consider the multitudes of lost souls living throughout this world.

Pondering this question can’t help but elevate my compassion for lost souls everywhere. Souls that have no anchor when their health fails. Souls that have no hope beyond this life without Jesus. I’m compelled to do and say everything I can in hopes of reaching as many as possible. Our bodies will give way and this world will continue to disappoint. But, once we know Jesus as our personal Savior and Lord nothing can steal our forever hope. No one can snatch us out of God’s loving hands of constant protection. May we all open our eyes to the lost surrounding us knowing that life without Jesus simply isn’t livable.

“When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”
Mark 9:36-38

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