What We Know

Nov 10, 2023 | Articles

There are so many uncertainties in our lives today. And they can become overwhelming and cause us to become anxious and concerned about what might or might not happen in the future. We might discuss our anxieties with others and conjure up various outcomes; but the truth is, we haven’t a clue as to what will really happen. What we do know is  what God’s words says about such things:

  • There will be wars and rumors of wars (Matthew 24:6-8)
  • There will be tribulation (John 16:33)
  • There will be division (Matthew 11:34-39)
  • There will be immorality (Ephesians 5:3-4)
  • There will be idolatry (Ephesians 5:5)

These are just a few of the things we find in the Bible that give a glimpse of what will happen. The list paints a bit of a gloomy picture. And you might prefer not to think about these kind of things. But there is also a flip side which is more encouraging to ingest:

  • The battle belongs to the Lord (I Samuel 17:47)
  • Jesus left us His peace (John 16:33)
  • The Spirit brings unity (Philippians 1: 27)
  • We are to be holy because God is holy (I Peter 1:16)
  • Our job is to “love the Lord your God with all you heart, soul and strength” (Mark 12:20)

For every “bad” thing we read, God provides a “good” that gives comfort and hints of the light at the end of the tunnel. But comfort comes only by knowing what the word of God says. Bottom line, God works all things together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). We can trust Him to take whatever we might see as “bad” and turn it into something good. The key is in the “trust.” He’s given everything we need to live a godly life. We are accountable to know His commands and obey. And to give Him our utmost trust.

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