Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
(Hebrews 11:1 (NIV))
With all of the things that are going on in the world, how is your faith holding up? Are you confident and assured even after seeing the events in the news every day?
Do you find yourself getting fearful? Do you find yourself getting anxious?
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 4:6-8 (NIV))
When I see the events of the world, I find myself running the full gamut of emotions, but not in the ways that you might think. I find myself getting fearful, but not for events, but for the people who have been blinded by the world. I find myself getting anxious for these same people in realization that time to accept Jesus is running short. I find myself feeling sorry for the very people who call the followers of Jesus close-minded and bigoted.
About a year ago, I ended up in an emergency room trauma unit. Thankfully I have recovered, but looking back, I had a peace. I had a confidence. I was assured that no matter what happened, I was in God’s hands. How many people can say that when times are good? How many people can say that when times are bad? How many people will be able to say this as the events of this world unfold before us?
Are you confident that Jesus is the Son of God?
Are you confident that your faith has been placed in the only one who can save us?
Are you confident of your salvation through the atoning blood of Jesus?
Are you confident that Jesus is your personal Lord and Savior?