My talks with dear friends have further confirmed the sad state of affairs in which we live in the midst. Death, disease, destruction, decline of all kinds fill our hearts with fear and dread. The phone ringing or the latest news break interrupting seems to mean only one thing--MORE BAD NEWS!
We all know those narcissistic-psychotic-neurotic --hanging on to sanity by one shear thread neighbors down the street. Those who abuse, threaten, use, terrorize, and victimize the world in general. Those individuals who deny the voice of reason and cling to the sound of crazy.
IT"S ENOUGH TO DRIVE THE MOST SANE OF US CRAZY!
It will drive you to the edge of despair---or drive you to Jesus. I much prefer Jesus. When the world turns ugly---when your neighbor becomes a crazed homicidal lunatic---when there is no answer and you are absolutely helpless. There is help in Jesus.
He has been the closest---I have most felt His presence---I have known His comfort--when I was absolutely at my lowest. All I had to do was cry out to Him---and He answered in a real--sometimes tangible--always comforting way. HE IS WITH ME! I can let the world drive me over the edge--or allow Jesus to take the wheel and steer me toward the hope that rests in Him. Who is in the driver's seat?