Living out our faith and mission in a world corrupted by lust, greed, and other evil desires can often feel like an uphill battle. The challenges can be disheartening, and it may appear that our efforts are futile at times. However, it is precisely in such a world that our faith and service are most visible. You must gain confidence in order to navigate this broken world with love and resilience. It is not an easy task to serve as the salt and light of your world. You must have love in your heart and resilient faith in your spirit.
John 16:33 (ESV) says, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” Our world is broken, from financial scandals to political corruption, environmental degradation to social injustice. It’s easy to become overwhelmed, but Jesus reminds us that He has triumphed over the world. Our faith calls us to love in the face of hatred and to serve in the face of corruption. We have victory because our Lord Jesus has already defeated all greed, and corruption in the world. That is your assurance as you watch your world.
We stand firm, determined to confront everything that threatens our world—be it illiteracy, poverty, addiction, teenage pregnancy, or any other problem. It’s not the world’s readiness for transformation that fuels us, but our unwavering commitment to making a difference. The raving fires may rage, but they cannot extinguish our spirit to serve and create a better world. As you press on, you find that your persistence and unwavering service can inspire change even in the most unlikely of places. No matter the challenges, you must carry on with the work. The world needs your labour of faith and love to light the way even in the darkest of times.