Some people are so tainted by the world and their experiences in it that they refuse the promises of God that are all “yes and amen” through the finished work of the Cross of Jesus in our Abba Father. Jesus is the Bread of Life and says to every human being, “Come to me, you who are tired and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”
Every good endowment and every perfect gift comes down from the Father of Glory without shadow or variation of change. The Giver of New Life is Trustworthy, Faithful and True; free will allow us to choose the All-Good of God or the mixture of good and evil of the god of this world who blinds the minds of unbelievers to the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ Jesus (2 Cor 4:4 RSV).
“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead and Christ shall give you light” Ephesians 5:14
“Arise, shine; for your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness covers the earth, and thick darkness covers the people; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you…Lift up your eyes round about and see” Isaiah 60:1
“Only through Christ is the veil taken away. But when you turn to the Lord the veil is removed from your mind…With unveiled face beholding the glory of the Lord, we are being changed into his likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit…The god of this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the likeness of God” 2 Cor 3:12-4:4
“From now on regard no believer from a human point of view…if any one is in Christ, they are a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself” 2 Cor 5:16-18
The world looks at your past and judges you; God looks at who he created, and sends his Spirit to help, empower and guide you. Ask for Jesus and you will receive; seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness and you will find new life, even in the midst of this time of trouble.