Hey, Calvary Fremont –
How should God’s people think about the times in which we find ourselves? Earthquakes, tsunamis, monster waves, volcanoes, nation rising against nation, kingdom rising against kingdom, North Korea threatening nuclear annihilation, China about to swallow Taiwan, Russia about to swallow Ukraine, Hamas and Israel, hundreds of thousands of immigrants pouring across our southern borders, trillions upon trillions in national debt, and don’t forget the global tsunami of antisemitism. And this is only January 8 of the new year.
Our times are extremely volatile and the people at the helm don’t inspire confidence – to say the least. It seems like the inmates are in charge of the asylum. They’re throwing money or lobbing bombs at the problems. We’ll spend our way out of our problems, or we’ll blow up our problems. Yet the people we blow up have kids who then want to blow us up.
The Bible presents us with a God who oversees history. Because He honors human freedom, God allows man a long enough rope to hang himself. Because He honors His divine purpose, God intervenes with judgment and rescue. I think we’re due for a rescue real soon! How should God’s people think about the times in which we find ourselves? Psalm 46:1-3 has given great comfort to the people of God.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride.
In present troubles, God is very present. When we need shelter, God is our refuge and strength. Our God is greater, stronger, and bigger than the greatest, strongest, biggest danger you face. Thank you, Jesus.
Be blessed and stay healthy and follow Jesus. Pastor Tim