Happy Independence Day - and enjoy it - hopefully it won't be the last time we get to celebrate it.
Don't understand what's going on in the world, troubled by changing times? I was sitting and thinking earlier about the freedoms that we've lost over time. Leaving God out of our lives and the decisions and compromises we make has played a big role in what's happening. The Bible warns of the days to come where there will be wars and rumors of wars. People being deceived. Worshipping idols other than our One true God. Ears will be deaf and eyes will be blind. The times are here NOW people.
The Holy Spirit started singing the above song to me to bring me comfort and to remind me that we don't have to understand everything ... no matter how bad it is right now or how bad it's going to get, and that there's hope for something more. We just need to be ready - be in a right relationship with God and be obedient to the best of our ability.
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.] John 16:33
Let not your heart be troubled.
Father, help us to hold on while we wait for You to come get us. May we hold firm to the faith till the end. Thank You that there is freedom found in Christ. In Jesus' name, amen.
see also: Matthew 24 and 25