Watch and Pray

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When I told someone that I’m looking forward to The Lord’s coming, that I want to see justice and things made right, the response I got was…

“Oh honey, you’re just depressed.”

But, when you look at the news and over half of it fake, the other half negative, when you see the racial injustices, the pandemic, the economy collapsing and serious government issues, who wouldn’t get depressed?

But feeling depressed and living depressed are two different things. I know the difference as I have battled manic depression.

The Bible does tell us to watch for the end signs and to be ready (Revelation 3:3). None of us knows when He’s coming back for us, but I feel every believer in Christ should be looking forward to His return. Not only will He right every wrong, we’ll get to actually see Him, to worship Him in person and be reunited with so many loved ones!

That doesn’t mean that I don’t live my life on earth. I still go to work, I run an online shop. I have a husband. I have bills to pay. I have friends. I’m a prayer warrior. I have regular obligations and I won’t neglect them. God is still in the blessing business. As long as He deems me here, there are things still to do. Do I have dreams?, yes. Do I have goals?, yes. Do I plan?, of course I do. I’m not living in a theory conspiracy and I don’t believe the pandemic deems the end. It’s just one thing we’re all dealing with right now.

Nor am I walking around with a frown on my face. In fact, I’m happy to know that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. The end means being in the presence of God that warms my heart. And, once He takes the kingdom in the Millennium He will put all the wrong things right.

In the meantime, I watch and pray. I smile and laugh with my friends and I cry with the hurting. I make cards at night and I work my job by day. In other words, I live on this earth but I try not to get to entangled with it. I finally realize that the things I have are only borrowed. So, enjoying them while they’re here is great but when it’s time to move on, I have to let go.

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Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Kim's Studio Art" where she creates and sells Wall Art Printables and "Kim's Handcrafted Cards" on eBay where she creates and sells handmade greeting cards.