The Daily Paine

Despair, so many live a life of despair today and they do not know what to do. They strike out, destroying their lives and often the lives of others. Look at the destruction of the past month. Why? Sure some of them are paid rioters, but others are simply wandering aimless, wanting to strike out, because they have no hope. Talk to them of God and they sneer, scoff, and scorn. By doing so they only bring more despair upon themselves because He is their only real hope. They are sinking deep in the sea of sin with no hope.

“I was sinking deep in sin, Far from the peaceful shore,
Very deeply stained within, Sinking to rise no more;
But the Master of the sea Heard my despairing cry,
From the waters lifted me, Now safe am I.”
–James Rowe

There are some keys words in this great song in the second verse which should be the desire of every Christian. “All,” “Ever”, these are all inclusive and demand the total being. We are to love Him with our heart, mind, soul, and strength. Our time, our effort, our very breath should be for Him.

“All my heart to Him I give, Ever to Him I’ll cling,
In His blessed presence live, Ever His praises sing.
Love so mighty and so true Merits my soul’s best songs;
Faithful, loving, service, too, To Him belongs.”

His love is so mighty, so overwhelming it truly deserves our best. Our lives belong to Christ because of His sacrificial love. People don’t despair–look up to His love and there is hope. Jesus is there to lift you up; don’t scorn His love. The power of His love will calm the angry waves whether it be a physical storm or the storm that is raging in your soul. Today is the day of salvation.

“Souls in danger, look above, Jesus completely saves;
He will lift you by His love Out of the angry waves.
He’s the Master of the sea, Billows His will obey;
He your Saviour wants to be–Be saved today.

Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help,
Love lifted me.”

In the midst of despair put your anger aside and let the love of Jesus move deep into your soul. He wants to calm that inner anger, that inner longing. He desires to put true purpose in your life, not a false hope of the world.