What is God doing in the World today? There is a lot of unrest and upset. Volcanos are erupting, frequent large earthquakes, vicious storms, drought, flooding, extinction of animals and other species, deadly outbreaks of disease, global warming, economic crises, political instability, population uprisings and protests, and so on, and so on…….These are more frequent and wider spreading in the earth.
Jesus spoke about these perilous times to come in the Bible. Not just in the world, but in the lives of Christians too. Times to come where a son will betray his father, a daughter her mother-in-law, parents who rise up against their children, because of the name of Christ.
There are problems in the church as well. Many believers are dissatisfied with the current structure and the current way of doing church in North America and in developed nations. Christians seem to be looking for ‘meat’ that many churches appear unable to deal with and present.
One of the main exhortations in the Bible is ‘do not be afraid’. God looks after the birds. He clothes the fields with beauty and glory that even King Solomon was unable to robe himself in. There is a sense of God being highly supreme and sovereign in the universe but we also know that God is personal. He knows his own. He’s aware of the number of hairs on each of our heads. He knows how to protect us and keep us in himself. Our job is to set our minds and heart on Him. To rebuke the doubt and fear in our minds daily if need be ‘ in the name of Jesus’. To look to Jesus Christ for everything that we need in the days to come.