“Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good” (Genesis 1:31).
God created everything in 6 days and declared it “very good”. Before sin and death entered, the world was exactly as God intended for it to be.
Even after sin entered the world, God has been working throughout history to bring about His will. Someone said that history is nothing more than His Story, and that is a great way to understand reality. The creation was made for His purposes, and even though we humans have gone our way and destroyed our relationship with Him, God still managed to bring us back, if we are willing.
This world is perfect for what He created it to be. The late, great Thomas Warren rightly pointed out that God created this world to be a “vale of soul-making”. That is, it is designed to fashion us into something. The intended result is that it will bring us closer to Him. God wants to use this world and its environment to help us mature and become His children. So even the tough times are intended to help our maturation. (See Hebrews 12.) It may not be easy, but we can thank God that He created an environment in which He can be found and that can help mold us into the people He wants us to become.
He is still working in your life, somehow. He still wants you to grow and mature toward Him. He wants you to overcome and He is willing to help. Today, don’t allow the challenges and trials of this world to pull you away from Him. He wants more than anything to have you come toward Him.
Please let us know at the Truth in Love how we can help you toward Heaven today.