“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”
Do not fear. Be still. Trust in our loving God.
God is LOVE, God is POWERFUL, God is GOOD.
We must look like fools to the rest of the world. Stand strong in the face of evil and pain so those around us wonder “what does this guy have that keeps him from ABSOLUTELY LOSING it?!?!?”
Four sweet girls went on to see their Heavenly Father last week. A father of four ended his life suddenly. Politicians seem to be on a quick course to destruction. Late term abortion is legal. Millions of people in 2016 don’t have access to clean water. Millions of children are in need of homes through adoption. Millions don’t get that option.
Why aren’t we freaking out more?
Because God has told us over and over again… Be still. Trust in Him. No matter how bad our life gets it will never be as bad as what Christ went through on Good Friday. The fact that we can call it GOOD Friday is a sign for us to stay strong. This is GOOD. God loves YOU. He has not forsaken you. He never will.
So do not fear. Do not be crippled with sadness. We mourn, but not like the rest of the world. Channel those emotions. Turn bad into good. get busy. There are thousands of people you will come in contact with in your life. You may be the only one who has ever asked them “do you have a faith?” or “can I tell you my story of redemption?“. It could save their life.
“Thoughts and Prayers” are important. But they are not enough. Here are ways we are called to respond in the time of crisis:
open your bible. read it. memorize scripture. be bold. ask people about their faith. encourage. teach. preach. love others. serve them. lead them. wash their feet. get busy explaining to this dark world how we still have faith in the face of tragedy, it might be the last thing you tell them.
(josh 1:8, 1 tim 4:13, john 15:7, prov 3:5-7, mark 16:15, john 13:14)
If you have recently experienced tragedy, pain, hurt or sadness and have not done the above things, we pray you start today. do not let pain in this life take away from your impact on God’s Kingdom for eternity.
“be still. my child. know that I Am God. Cast your worries and doubts upon me. For I hold your heart. Take courage, do not be afraid.”- Christina Semeria, 19, went to be with her Lord and Savior 4/27/16