Look Up for Your Promised Land
It’s a MAD WORLD!
The world is changing fast, isn’t it? It seems everywhere we look is filled with darkness. News broadcasts doom and gloom. The pandemic, the economy, homelessness, joblessness, sickness, anger, anxiety, depression, fear… the list goes on and we are all feeling it.
It seems living in isolation has become the social norm, and I’m not just talking about quarantine. Some people live life on social media, then at home, in their private world, they are dying from loneliness and anxieties.
People have become cold and distant, freezing in place from the uncertainties, and so many relationship problems.
This is happening in the world AND in the church.
The world keeps pushing the envelope. No one knows who they are anymore (and I could write a thousand word post on this).
But we keep acting like this will blow over and we will all get back to normal…any day now. But it won’t and we won’t.
How do I know? Because the Bible say’s so.
Everything that is happening around us has been foretold and forewarned in the Bible.
These are treacherous days we are living in. BUT there is hope, dear reader. God is still on His throne and He is calling each and everyone of us to Him.
I don’t know what situation you are in. But God knows. Don’t give up. Don’t let the world turn your heart cold. God made a promise to His children and He is a promise keeper.
Jesus did tell us that because of sin, lawlessness (and don’t we see that every day on the news?) the love of many will grow cold. BUT He also said, he who endures to the end will be saved. AND the gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations (we see this happening on the streets around the world. Hallelujah!) and THEN the end will come.
One of my favorite verses is Romans 8:28. Years ago I was going through a particularly rough time. One night the Lord woke me up with this verse, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” We often hear people quote part of this verse and leave out the other half. The promise is that all things will work together for good to THOSE who love God and are the called according to HIS purpose. I find this very encouraging. Why? Because I love Him and I know no matter what happens, it will work together for good and according to His purpose. Did ya hear that? His purpose, not mine, not yours, but His. Our good, His purpose!
So, Beloved, keep looking up. Let God do and finish His work in you. Let us be the light in this dark world. We are never alone.
How can I pray for you today? Comment below or contact me.
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