Do you secretly scream “SHUT UP” when someone tells you, “everything will be alright,” especially when nothing feels alright? When you’re stuck in a mess of hurt and confusion, you feel overwhelmed and have no idea how you will make it out. And you scoff when someone from the other side of the mess you’re in, yells, “you’ll make it!”
It’s easy to advise someone else after you’ve been there and done that. It’s not so easy to be told you’ll be alright when you feel way in over your head.
I saw this meme on Facebook about one of my favorite movies I watched on repeat as a kid. I
I laughed because:
A) it was funny
B) it’s true
C) I understood the reference
Then I started to think about it. I watched The Princess Bride often as a kid. Each time, I got so caught up in what was happening and tended to forget the ending. You know, the happy one.
2020 has been like the pit of despair. It’s been the bottom of a very steep valley. It’s rocked a lot of people’s worlds. It has been one very bad mixture of ingredients.
But just like reading a story for the first time, you have no idea what will happen next or when your favorite character will escape and conquer all. We don’t know when we will start to climb out of this pit of despair year.
But ONE thing I do know. It won’t always be like this. How do I know?
I read the story before.
I have hope because I know who is coming to rescue this world. I know who has already conquered sin and who wins the battle.
He already did the hard part for us. And one day he’s coming back. That’s when it gets better.
I believe wholeheartedly that Jesus died on the cross for my sins and was ressurected from the dead. Also, because I accepted God’s offer of grace through salvation by believing Jesus Christ is my savior, it gets way better once this world is gone.
We just have to go through some pits of despair before we get to the good stuff.
Knowing the end result doesn’t make the journey less difficult, but it does offer hope that a happy ending is coming. A real one!
If you have questions about Jesus, His coming back, how to accept Him as your Lord and Savior, and/or The Princess Bride, I welcome comments on this post or please visit my About the Author page and send me a message.