Hope During A Global Pandemic

Devotional

WHAT IS GOD’S RESPONSE TO A BROKEN WORLD?


Even though this world is a broken place, and we are broken people, God is doing a great work to bring salvation, hope, and good news to all who will hear and respond.


The reality of brokenness and judgment shouldn’t be discouraging to us, but eye-opening. Once we realize that problem, only then can we see the beautiful, glorious solution that God has given!


Brokenness controlled this world ever since Adam fell in Genesis 3, but in Jesus, that cycle is broken and we can enter into him as part of a new humanity. God shatters the cycle and makes all things new!


The salvation that God brought to this world, the freedom from brokenness and sin, came at the substitutionary crushing of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. This prophecy, written hundreds of years before the birth of Jesus, poetically pictures the death of Christ. 


Even in our wayward brokenness, God is gracious, merciful, and compassionate. Knowing that we are broken shouldn’t trap us in self-deprecating isolation, but should drive us back to the Father. He is waiting with open arms!


The world that everyone hopes for is the new heavens and the new earth that is on the horizon. God’s response to our brokenness is to make all things new. He is doing a great work and will finish the job!


Daily Discovery Questions:



  1. What does this teach us about God?

  2. What does this teach us about ourselves and other people?

  3. How does this help me to better understand how to respond to the Coronavirus?

  4. How will you obey this passage personally, today?

  5. Who can you share these verses with today?