Who really holds your future?

I saw a status today on face book that said, “If you listen to the news today, well, it just doesn’t sound like a good day anywhere. Thankful that even though I don’t know what the future holds, I know Who holds the future”

The world is in turmoil; everywhere we look people are frightened, there are wars raging, people starving, and children being traded like cattle to satisfy perversion. The world economy is steadily collapsing, and the governments are rumbling with things like, “One world government, one currency”

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran is screaming for the annihilation of Israel and death to anyone else who does not subscribe to his way of thinking. What is the world coming to?

Hurricanes, Typhoons, Earthquakes, Volcanic Eruptions, Tsunami’s, flooding, tornadoes and massive wildfires have ravaged the earth over the last 9 months. What are we to think?

I drive around our friendly neighborhood, and see many houses up for sale, some with for sales signs on their lawns for almost a year.  Are people still moving and buying houses anymore?

Babies aborted by the hundreds of thousands, and no one says a word, children abused by close relatives and no one says a word, God’s Holy Name is used like a common swear word, both by children and adults alike, and the world does not even blink. What in the world is going on?

People get passionately upset when an animal has been cruelly abused, but turn a blind eye to that young girl or boy on the street who sells their bodies, because they ran away from abuse at home.  Where is the logic in that?

People apologize to others for a little Christian influence at an event, but gladly embrace anything that is ungodly. I don’t understand?

Why don’t people like the truth, why do they reject God, why are they God haters?

I think that the root of it, is simple, they would have to admit first of all that there is a God, and that He is Holy, then they would have to admit that their lifestyle, attitude and actions do not measure up to his holy standard.

People are quick to embrace lies, but often reject the truth out right!

This got me thinking, with all of the chaos that is happening around us today, do I have a safe harbor? Do I have a place of safety amongst the turmoil of the world around me? If I do, what is it?

I am pleased to tell you that the bible teaches us that in the midst of chaos, unrest and upheaval, Christians have a safe place to go to. That safe place is called Jesus, the Christ, the Messiah, and the Holy Son of God.

He is a strong tower for us to run into, a shelter in the storm. Psalm 91

He is our rock and redeemer, Psalm 19

He will never ever leave us, and nothing will ever be able to separate those whom he loves from his hand.

Romans 8:38-39

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

He knows the beginning from the end and because of that; I can trust him to get me to the end of my life successfully. I need not be afraid of what tomorrow will bring, because I know that regardless of whether I live or I die, my heart and life is secure in him!

Ephesians 1:13-14

And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of his glory. 

You too can have that peace of God, knowing that God is your rock and strong tower to run to when things around you are scary, overwhelming and out of control, the bible teaches us that when we come to God he will never turn us away.

If you would like that assurance today, that you not only have an earthly security but an eternal security, take a moment and pray this simple prayer with me.

 

 

 

 

Dear heavenly father,

The world around me is in Chaos, you say that you are a rock and fortress to all those who trust in you. Lord, I need you; I need you to be my strength, my rock, my help in times of trouble. Thank you that you are all of that and more.  Amen

 

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