God Told us There Would Be Times Like These

By Janice Barlow

The Bible, is the go-to Book for millions of Christians worldwide. If it’s not, it should be. The words, “fear not” appear in it 365 times. That’s one for each day of the year. So, as our military approaches the North Pacific, and as President Trump calls for a “secret” meeting of the entire Senate at the White House (a very rare event), what do Christians do? We sit and wring our hands and say, “Oh no, what are we going to do now?”

Would it be presumptuous for me, a Christian, to shout, STOP IT? What kind of example are we setting as Believers, if we are not putting our faith out there during trying times?

Whatever happens, God already knows the result. I cannot possibly know the mind of God, but it may be something like, — Hey, thanks a lot for not trusting Me.

I have little patience for the whiners who sit helpless and bemoan what is going on with growing global instability. It’s happened before. In fact, it’s going to happen again. In Matthew 24:6, a well-know verse to those who are prophecy geeks, it says, “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars; see that ye not be troubled; for these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” KJV.

Again, we are told not to worry, because these events must happen, but worry abounds. It is often said that about 99% of the things we worry about never happen. What a waste of time. Think of all the things you could be doing rather than worrying about hypothetical situations.

Yes, there are always circumstances beyond our control. And yes, our president is pushing the buttons of a lunatic dictator in North Korea which could throw us into an international disaster. But notably, the stock market closed up over 230 points today. Wall Street isn’t worried.

The sun rises and the sun sets. Take care of the things that you can and let God take care of the rest. Pray for good leadership in the military, and for all involved. But do not worry. Obey God instead. His rewards are many and “The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:7

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