I woke up this morning with some very anxious thoughts, but then I was reminded by the Father about not being anxious about everything. I started telling God about WOKE, CRT, Intersectionality, Equality Act, politics and the on-going pandemic. [Like He didn’t already know these things] Obviously those topics are powder kegs each of them in their own right. We all need a break from the inundation of the news – we get it the world is going through a very bad time!
We all need some encouragement that is for sure. I am constantly being asked is this the End of the World, the Revelation scenario? Or is this just a season of challenges? I tell people that it doesn’t matter – regardless we as believers must be faithful. I have been talking to pastors and churches trying to help them keep the boat afloat with out capsizing or losing people overboard with all that society, culture and the world scream at us. Like everyone else I have been swamped with all the goings on in our world, culture and society.
I found myself becoming consumed with all the negativity and godlessness. I finally got away for a few days canoeing down the Missouri river. The quiet solitude allowed me to hear only one voice the Voice of my Heavenly Father. He said to me -“Jim the world is going to do the world, and they do it very well, but for you, do Me [Jesus] and remember that you are to be in the world but not of it.” These are very difficult times, as a human being we are all stressed out emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. As believers in Jesus Christ, our hope and peace come from Him. Regardless of how bad the world/culture/society seem to becoming our lives must not be controlled by the World but but the Word. Jesus said – “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have tribulation. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Bottom-line be encouraged for we are loved unconditionally by Jesus. This too shall pass! Peace and Blessings