With all that's going on in our world right now -- hurricanes, fires, riots, threats of war..such despair and fear -- so many people are hurting. The temptation is to give into fear while our faith is shaken by circumstances. I REFUSE to let the turmoil of it all shake my faith and cause me to question the goodness of God.
I encourage you to stand your ground. Don't listen to and get consumed by the unending reports sowing seeds of hopelessness, but look back at the faithfulness of God and remember His track record.
He has never failed me once. Everything the enemy has intended for HARM, God is in the business of recycling for good. He's so faithful and good, you guys.
This isn't about religion, this is about knowing who to trust and where to turn when times are tough, and today I'm fixing my gaze on the goodness of God. Love Himself, revealed in the person of Jesus. Allow yourself to silence all the fear, put your phone away for a few hours, or even a few days, and seek God's heart in the midst of all of this. Pray. Open your heart to Him. He wants to use our prayers and acts of love to advance HIS Kingdom..to be the light of hope in the face of such hopelessness and fear.
He is the answer, friends. The simplicity of the gospel is where my hope is anchored, even in the midst of the most violent and hope-shaking circumstance. My peace is tied to God's unchanging goodness.
I pray that your heart is filled with great hope in this moment, and an urgency to set aside all distractions fueling fear, and instead get anchored in your faith.