Quite a week, quite a year so far actually, wouldn’t you say? Untoward and quite incredible things are taking place in the earth, in the heavens, and all around us. The nations seem to be shaking and trembling in unprecedented turmoil and stress.But did you notice, God is still the same? His universe stands in place. He says, “Be still and know that I am God.”
Following the news and reading and reblogging recently, I’ve been encouraged by how God brings people together and how He ‘connects the dots’… and inspires Christians to understand our times, and to not be alarmed. Things today seem to be unfolding just as Jesus said they would when He spoke of the signs of the end of the age. We could begin to analyze it all and start to feel anxious. But Jesus also said, “Let not your heart be troubled…”
God always counterbalances trouble with His incomparable peace. “My peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you, a peace the world cannot give you…” (John 14:27)
God promises that He is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. Therefore, we will not fear though the earth give way…(Psalm 46:1-2)
Thank God. Even in perilous times, His people need never be alarmed. Being a citizen of God’s Kingdom means that every single word God has spoken is Yours to take hold of and stand upon. His kingly and heavenly promises are real and are a surer foundation than any ground you could ever stand on. His goodness and strength is better than money in the bank or anything any earthly or ungodly power might feign to promise you. God’s Word upholds life itself because He holds the very keys to life…and death. (Revelation 1:18) If you trust in God and stand on His Word, you will NEVER…be shaken. If you abide in God and His Word abides or lives in you, you are rendered 100% free of fear in body, mind, spirit or substance. You can shout, Alleluia!
And if you don’t know God. He’s waiting to get to know you. Dare to ask Him today to meet you right where you’re at. God will be there, because He said, “Today is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2)
So, do not fear for I am with you. Do not anxiously look about you for I am near. I will strengthen you, I will help you. Surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)