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What a multitude there must be of those who are disillusioned with life, with people and, indeed, with everything!  It is not a happy state to be in.  However, I can well understand how you feel, and I have much sympathy with your position for it happens to us all at times.  When we look at the events of our age, at the cruelty, the greed and the deceit, it is easy to lose heart.  However, nothing on this list may be your particular problem.  It may have been a trusted friend who disappointed you or even hurt you, and you feel that you can never trust anyone again.  I understand. But, please allow me to say, you cannot stay there for long, as it is indeed a wilderness experience.

Then what have I to say to you?  I am not suggesting that you look around for some friend in whom you can trust, but to point you to a Person that you can trust with your life and your soul.  This Person is the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ who came to this earth to find you and heal your broken heart. The Lord Jesus came to help people who did not deserve Him.  You see, we are all sinful in our hearts and actions and not one of us is worthy of the love, fellowship and friendship of Christ.  Many people hated Him.  This was because He exposed the hypocrisy of the religious people of that time, and sadly, their one aim was to kill Him – which they did.  In spite of the fact that He performed remarkable miracles, they soon questioned and doubted, and even suspected, that His work was from an evil source.  Nevertheless, the ordinary people loved Him – although, at times, even they were fickle.  However, He never gave up on the ones He came to save.

You may recall that when the Lord made a triumphant entry into Jerusalem, they placed palm leaves on the ground and greeted Him with cries of ‘Hosanna!’ and ‘Son of David!’  A few days later, they were equally enthusiastic in calling for His crucifixion.  He was crucified – and even His own disciples fled, leaving Him all alone.  One of them, called Judas, had betrayed Him; another, called Peter, denied Him.  There only remained His mother and a few others, weeping at the cross, although the disciple John did return.  The religious leaders of the time mocked Him, as did the two thieves who were crucified with Him.  As well as this, He cried out to His Father, ‘Why hast Thou forsaken Me?’   Disillusioned?   No.  It was necessary for Him to be forsaken by His Father, as He received God’s wrath for our sins. Why did He carry on?  It was because He loved us.

In turning away from our sin and considering what the Lord Jesus Christ has done for us, we stand amazed.  The Lord, in His mercy, gives us the gift of faith and this is placed in the Lord Jesus Christ.  You may well say that you have no faith.  Exactly!  I am talking about the faith the Lord gives you to come to Christ.  He will make you new.  He will give you strength to face joys and sorrows.  He will see you through, even through ‘the valley of the shadow of death’ and bring you safely home to Heaven. You will not be disillusioned in that day, but you will have a sweet simplicity and a loving heart and the joy of fellowship with God.

Jesu, Lover of my soul,
Let me to Thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll,
While the tempest still is high:
Hide me, O my Saviour, hide,
Till the storm of life be past;
Safe into the haven guide;
O receive my soul at last!


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