Life can feel unpredictable these days. We feel distracted, confused and at times anxious. We don’t want to worry, but we do. As children of the one true God, we are called to faith not fear, but, we fear what the future holds and we fear that life as we know it is slipping away.
The news is a cacophony of people talking over one another. We want to put our hands over our ears and run away. The only peace is in the “click” of the off button on the remote. Many think it is the “end times.” Dr. David Jeremiah in his book, Escape the Coming Night, says that “we’re living in times that epitomize” the Book of Revelation. And yet, he calls it “A Message of Hope in a Time of Crisis.”
You see, we have hope because,
“…[we] are all children of the light and children of the
day; we don’t belong to darkness and night.” 1 Thessalonians 5:5
“Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.” 2 Cor 3:12
Yet, many do not have our hope. They still have the veil of Moses covering their heart. They are overcome with worry and fear.
“But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Cor 3:16-17
The Apostle John, in Chapter 8:36 tells us, “…if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.” We have the ears to hear and the eyes to see. We know God is a faithful presence in our life. We can discern truth. We are free to choose faith. We are free to pray and have faith that God hears us. We are free to “turn our worries into prayers and our fears into faith.”2
Lord, forgive us for the times we forget to turn to you first. Forgive us for letting ourselves be consumed by our fears. Help us to remember that we are children of Your light. Help us to remember that You call us to a faith that is steadfast and a hope that is eternal. Amen.
1Title of the book by Dr. David Jeremiah.
2From The Rest of Your Life by Nancy McGuirk, p. 5