“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation.” 2 Cor. 1: 3-4
Let’s face it; we are living in very turbulent and scary times. Those of us who have been around for forty or more years have seen a significant change on the world scene. But the good news is that God has not changed a bit, and He is still fully in control of everything! It’s not always easy to stay in peace when we look at the circumstances, but Jesus encourages us to keep our eyes fixed on him, He is the light of the world and the hope of nations.
Understand that in the big picture, the Father’s heart is that all would come to salvation. Haggai says that it is in the shaking of nations that people will come to Jesus, the desire of nations (Haggai 2:7). Be assured, our God is sovereignly at work, and is working all things out for good. Our response is to be in prayer and keep living for Him one day at a time as we trust in His faithfulness and promises. The enemy is a defeated foe and Jesus will ultimately bring all of creation to His pre-planned glorious victory!
Know that God’s promise is that even in the midst of wretchedness, if we will have a cheerful heart, we will have a continual feast (Proverbs 15:15). We really can rise above the circumstances and live in peace in the midst of chaos when our eyes are fixed on Jesus.
I hope that you will find the many promises of God to bring comfort and courage, empowering you to live a joyful and victorious life.
Connecting Streams City Lead, Langley, BC