Amidst Terrorism, Natural Disasters and an Unstable Economy, Where Is Your Hope?

Our hope and faith is in the Lord (1 Pet. 1:21), not in what happens in this world.  We belong to a Kingdom, not of this world (John 18:36).  We are Kingdom beings, living in this world while we await our eternal inheritance (Heb. 9:15).  We need to walk like it, talk like it and act like it.

As Christians, we are to proceed forward in faith.  We are to live by faith and not by sight (2 Cor. 5:7), with our hope and trust in the Lord Yeshua, who is the provider of all things.  We are not to live in fear and worry (Phil. 4:6), which is sin, but in the hope of the coming day of our resurrected Lord.

If we sit around on pins and needles, glued to television news reports or worrying about what tomorrow may bring, we are being unproductive and unfruitful for the Kingdom.  Now is a time to prepare ourselves for the coming of the Lord and for being the salt and the light (Matt. 5), in a dark and deteriorating world.  Now is the time to get into the Word and study what the Wordsays so that we are not deceived.

If we are speaking worry and fear and wondering if we will have enough and be able to get through, then where is our faith?  We need to have faith and trust that God is our provider, that if He cares for the sparrows (Luke 12:7), how much more will He care for us?

Believing and hoping, eagerly expecting Jesus’return, is where our faith should be.  We don’t have time to worry, be afraid, and sink into depression because we know that the world is going to endure some hard times.  Jesus said in John 16:33,“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”  He has overcome.  And, since His Spirit resides in us, we are overcomers because we are partakers of Him (Heb. 3:14)!

Therefore, as the media delivers the news, as prophecies begin to be fulfilled and even in chaos, terrorism, and natural disaster, have faith!  The Godwho created this world, this very universe, holds you in the palm of His hand!  He loves you and cares for you deeply.  Meditate on the positive.  Rely on the Word of God.  See that the God who rescued people in the Bible is still in the rescuing business today.

Take your life, your family, your business,and your needs and put it in the Father’s hands.  Walk in faith, not fear.  Don’t sit around on pins and needles waiting to see what is going to happen.  Get busy advancing the Kingdom, sharing the love of the Father and making sure that you are in right standing with Him.

~ by Kathy DeGraw on December 21, 2016.

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