Recently saw this sign at my favorite (and random) pet store. The message got me thinking … I don’t remember the last time I finished a Korean drama series chronologically from beginning to end. I have this habit of waiting until a series is finished and then watching the first two episodes followed by the last two episodes. I leisurely follow up with the previously neglected episodes. The way I see it, the first two episodes pretty much give you all your questions. The last two, all the answers. Boom! 💥
If you have ever watched a Korean drama (or GOT), it’s highly probable that you have spent many hours of your life dedicated to it. You’re all too familiar with the dramatic ups and downs that the series will put you through before it comes to an end. Most times, it’s a true struggle to wait another week to see what happens to your favorite characters – and a spoiler seems mighty tempting. Although an uncommon practice, knowing how the series ends helps me not only make sense of all the good and bad that happens throughout, but to have peace while the truly horrible things happen. I already have the ending in mind, and I am much more relaxed … otherwise, my heart can’t take it! 🤦🏻♀️
But here is a truth that my heart can joyously take … Jesus lovingly died for us on the cross so that while in this world, we can live a full life – a life full of hope and peace, especially in the midst of struggles. Our souls are the question, the Salvation only Jesus offers is the answer, and Heaven is the best spoiler. It’s been quite a while since I’ve come to this truth, and I wouldn’t write about it unless it proved true in my own life. I wish I could tell you the same things that a lot of self help books and life coaches teach you to improve your level of peace. My posts would probably be more popular. 😂 They have a lot of good advice, for sure, but in my opinion, they’re temporarily helpful at best and painfully incomplete.
Having assurance of Salvation through Jesus gives us strength and courage that will help us through trying times. Having this bigger picture of Salvation in mind helps us to navigate the world with a more peace filled perspective. Life can and will be painful to go through at times, but it won’t have the power to keep you captive as if you are waiting to see how things pan out. You already know how wonderfully it ends.
Your faith and Salvation are what keep you grounded throughout the drama we call life. Life cannot and will not hold you prisoner until the next episode any longer. I pray that the next time events in your life get a strong hold of you, you see that God has your back, and you are saved through Jesus. That you can rely on His perfect strength and ultimate promise. Jesus never promised us an easy life on earth, but He absolutely promised us freedom. We can live an abundant life of peace because in the end, we will be home in Heaven and everything is going to be waaaaaay better than ok. 👌🏻
If you are curious about Salvation and how to obtain it, please read my post “An Authentic Relationship with God.”
I love you. God loves you infinity more. ❤️
Galatians 5:1It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.