Stop Your Whining; Believe and Trust !
Ok, ok I agree that things going on in the world are terrible, horrific in many cases; but do these patterns of evil and destruction give you permission to throw away your faith and all the promises of God? Are you one of those who are mumbling and grumbling and even cursing about the things you see in the world and screaming out where is God in all of this? Are you saying how is this possible and why is evil allowed to thrive?
Well, let me ask you a honest question, what are you doing about it? Who me you say? What can I do about it, isn’t that God’s job? You know the answers to all these questions before I ask if you will just take a few minutes of your time to stop, get alone and think about it honestly and take off any mask you might be hiding behind. There are lots of masks and lots of outfits we all wear from time to time. But let’s look at the positives.
Here’s one: ” Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In ALL your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your OWN EYES; fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will be HEALING to your BODY and refreshment to your BONES.” (Proverbs 3:5-8) So look here, the number one thing we need to do is what? Trust in the Lord! How? With all our hearts and not leaning on our own understanding! Everything going on right now cannot be understood by human intellect, but it can be understood by you and me trusting in the Lord and His word through the Spirit of God.
Do you read the word and have insight to the prophesies and promises contained in His word? My bad if I don’t and shame on you if you don’t. Could the reason be we are just too lazy to take the time to learn because our plate is just too full? I mean work. Family, bills, relationships, and entertainment fill every hour of our day, right? Who makes time when tragedy strikes, everyone! Don’t you think you should make time now BEFORE tragedy strikes and have the faith to weather any storm that comes your way?
Anyone can plainly see we are living in the end times, the end of the age and it is no longer business as usual. Again, what are you doing about it?
How about stop what your doing when you hear a bad report and pray about it? Not just one time but throughout the day, everyday, throughout the week, every week. And I don’t mean some religious long drawn out I’m being holy by doing this kind of prayer. I mean just talking with our Heavenly Father and Jesus about the situation and praying His will be done on earth. What else can you do? How about preparing yourself and family for the perilous times we are facing? First and foremost, repent and get you own self personal relationship right with God, then speak the word with your family and relatives to get right with God as things are coming that will choke out faith if they are not walking in faith and love now.
Do not, again I say, do not let your LOVE GROW COLD, for the Lord first of all, and secondly your family and friends and neighbors. How? By asking God to protect His agape love in you for Him and others. The world will only know us by our love for each other and Him and when they see it in these perilously dangerous times, they will want what we have, the love and forgiveness that only comes through Jesus Christ from the Father and then is the time to witness and lead them to Jesus.
In the face of beheadings and murder and riots and crumbling governments and wars and famines and plagues and collapsing economies there is one thing that stands out, the word of God is true and Jesus is coming back sooner than you realize, time is closing on this age of grace and God is not taken by surprise by anything that is going on or coming soon. Our Father loves us as does His Son Yeshua Jesus, and He expects us to love Him back and trust Him with all our hearts no matter what the future holds. And when you pray remember what Jesus said:
And I quote the Son of God; ” Therefore I say to YOU, all things for which you pray and ask, BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THEM, and they will be granted you. Whenever you stand praying, FORGIVE, if you have anything against anyone, so your Father in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions.” (Mark 11:24-25) May the real, true, inter peace that passes all understanding be yours this Christmas season, I love you all……