In 2 Thessalonians 2, we ae reminded of two very important things:
1. It is the Holy Spirit who restrains evil, and that evil cannot become worse until the fullness of time. Therefore, we must not become discouraged with the path we are on, because God will see us safely through all things. (cf. Psalm 23:4)
2. The same Holy Spirit who restrains evil, is the Spirit that draws us to God, and keeps us in that relationship. We are reminded in 1 John 4:4 Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.” Salvation becomes a reality in our lives by the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit, and we can rest in the power of God to bring us into His rest.
My friends, don’t be overwhelmed by the events of this world, God is orchestrating those events according to His plan and purpose. Remember, this is a temporary place we live, until we are taken home to the place where there is no longer any pain and sorrow. Our lives are a means that God is using to point many others to the wonder of salvation and eternal life. Serve Him today.