Short Thought continued.....

Hope

 

In the world’s current unstable climate, change has been thrown upon us all, and with much velocity.

The security of our ‘norms’ have been, and are being challenged.

 

People’s fears, worries and anxieties can be heard in their voices and words,

seen in their eyes, and witnessed in their responses and behaviour.

 

As Christians we are not immune; we have our own fears, worries and anxieties.

Thankfully, we can take these to Jesus, Our Lord and Saviour, for He is our hope.

We also have the Bible, the Living Word, to direct and encourage us.

 

The world, and our day to day lives, maybe changing but we have a reassuring promise that,

‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.’

(Hebrew 13:8 NIV)

 

As we face a vast viral ‘army’, let us acknowledge that we are not powerless;

we can fix our eyes on Jesus. He will show us what to do.

 “For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. 

We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”

(2 Chronicles 20:12 NIV)

 

Let us turn to and trust in Our ‘Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel’ who says,

“in repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.”

(Isaiah 30:15 NIV)

 

God is Sovereign.  He is our rest.  He is our strength. 

 

To his disciples, Jesus said, “In me you may have peace. 

In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

(John 16:33 NIV)

 

He is our peace.  He is our Victor.

 

Our weapon against troubles, fears, worry, and anxiety is prayer.

 ‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation,

by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.’

(Philippians 4:6 NIV)

We praise and thank God in the troubles, not for the troubles.

 

As you live and move about in this troubled world, may you, ‘revere Christ as Lord’ and,

‘always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you 

to give the reason for the hope that you have.’

(1 Peter 3:15 NIV)

 

‘Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.’

(Psalm 31:24 NIV)

 

Let us be strong Christ-followers; disciples who are prepared

and ready to share with others the hope we have in Jesus.

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