One of my all time favorite songs is a song made popular by Steve Green in the mid eighties: People Need the Lord. The verse begins so melancholy, yet so real. "Every day they pass me by // I can see it in their eyes // Empty people filled with care // Headed who knows where // On they go through private pain // Living fear to fear // Laughter hides their silent cries // Only Jesus hears." Isn't that what we see, day in and day out? Isn't that what people all around us are experiencing? Maybe you're experiencing this yourself. The pain is so relatable, so real, yet we mask it by laughter so no one will know. But the chorus gives the ultimate remedy. "People need the Lord // People need the Lord // At the end of broken dreams // He’s the open door // People need the Lord // People need the Lord // When will we realize // People need the Lord."

I don't know what you're going through. I don't know what you're broken dreams are. But Jesus is the open door at the end of those dreams! He is promising you just as He promised the Apostle Paul so many years ago, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness" (2 Corinthians 12:9). When you look at the world around you, when you look at yourself in the mirror, and all you see is empty eyes and broken dreams, remember that His grace is sufficient. You may not feel useful, you may not feel worthy, but you don't have to be because Jesus is. And with His strength inside of you, He will accomplish extraordinary things! Yes, all people, including you and me, need the Lord.

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