Depths of anguish – eternal fire parching swollen, thirsty lips – never ending pain, not experienced in life – inescapable hopelessness – constant falling deeper and deeper – no finish, no escape, no peace from suffering emotionally, physically, spiritually – a nagging ripping at your spirit, your joy, your flesh.
Some say we’re already experiencing hell right here on earth. I believe hell is a real place and the pain we go through in this life is nothing in comparison. Some claim that this life is as good as it gets and when we die that’s the end of it. They say, get all the pleasure while we’re living, because it doesn’t get any better than this. The thought of spending eternity in a smelly pit, swarming with all kinds of blood sucking creatures leaves a lot to be desired, but we have a choice.
When we trust in God’s truth, the words He speaks to us personally in the Bible, we know that He always provides a way out for us. Whether we struggle with one sin or another, experience financial difficulty, exist in constant pain, anxiety, fear or hopelessness, He’s always there to pick up the pieces. He promises an eternal peace when we choose to believe that He has rescued us from hell through His own precious blood. To most that sounds too easy. We feel we need to control our destiny. God makes it clear what lies ahead for those who follow Him and those who don’t.
So what would you choose? Sounds like a no-brainer to me.