When life gets tough, what do you turn to? Maybe you watch your favorite sports team, eat a bag of chips, or head out to your favorite store for some retail therapy. We love distractions – those things that pull our attention away from the reality and difficulty of life.
At the end of the day, none of those things are fulfilling. They don’t solve the problem. Instead, they pull our attention away from the one who can. We call those idols, or gods. Money, video games, social media – we give these things so much attention, but they can’t bring life to our situations.
We believe that Jesus died and was raised to life. In doing that, He took on all of our sin and conquered death. In Him, we have freedom. And most importantly, it means that Jesus isn’t just any god. He’s the one true God.
Now don’t get us wrong. A life with Jesus doesn’t solve every problem you’ll face. But it does provide hope for every situation, and assurance that because Jesus conquered death, he can conquer whatever situation you are facing.
Jesus can take your struggle
and turn it into strength.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10