Thursday, October 09, 2008

Lauren will be opening for "Downhere" in three upcoming shows, December 4-6!!!

We are living in a time of significant uncertainty. Many are struggling with the downturn in our economy. Retirement funds are diminishing, hopes are being dashed and many are frightened.

The reality of increased struggle in our lives has never been more prevalent. Some have even turned to suicide.

I did not live through the first depression in our country. I don't have firsthand knowledge or wisdom on how to ride out this hurricane of fear, based on that.

However, I do know what Scripture says. I do know that we have not been forgotten by our Lord. I believe now, as before, that He is the answer to our woes, and it will be by faith in Him that we endure whatever comes next.

His Word says, "My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight...Have no fear of sudden disaster or of ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared." Proverbs 3:21, 25-26.

Now is a time that we must depend on Him, and apply the wisdom and good sense He has given us. It's not a time for rash decisions or fools errands. With our faith in Christ, and our trust in Him, we can step forward into uncertain times with the knowledge that He is just as much with us now, as ever. He can be trusted when our bank accounts can't.

Bailouts and stimulus packages may be effective and they may not. Jesus will never fail.

We are surrounded by those who have a growing darkness within them as fear becomes their closest ally. They have not intentionally chosen this, but have fallen prey to the enemies schemes.

We must recognize truth and wisdom, and separate it from that which would seem right, but is folly.

We must become more fervent in our prayer lives, more trusting in Christ who has never forsaken us. We must show others how to do likewise.

Times of increased stress and looming disaster prepare the hearts of many, to receive Truth.

The hearers are in place.

Will we be assertive in the telling?

The openings for sharing His Gospel are unfolding all around us. Let us be found faithful, and offer this Great Hope to those who are hurting.



At 5:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless,
Greenfield, Indiana


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