There is pain being felt in this world. There is suffering in this world, all around us…but God is alive and He is in control! It doesn’t bring Him pleasure that we suffer in our human bodies but He is joyful when even one of us gives our heart to Jesus!
God loves us! Each person on Earth regardless of their religion, ethnicity, or beliefs is loved by Him but our sinful lives and the things that we do in this life that are against His commandments are not loved by Him at all. Even if we are religious and call ourselves followers of Him and yet we have only followed the “god” that we have made in our image that we can tolerate, then we are not actually following God or Jesus but we have become idolators because of the “god” that we have made.
Many people have made a god in their image and their likeness because they don’t want to follow the One True God. They want one that they can claim and understand. This is why there is such a revival and an outpouring of God’s Spirit in America right now. Because people are hungry for the Real Jesus! Many have finally realized that the “god” that they have made is not real and cannot help them in any way, especially when it comes to bringing salvation into their lives and eternity into their hearts.
John 3:16,17,18 says it best: 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. 18 Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.