Hey Christians, why so worried?
It’s incredibly easy to get bogged down in the news of the day. The employment numbers are out and they don’t look good, gas prices are going up and the value of your house just went down again. Earthquakes, sickness, war and even nuclear fallout have many nervous and even scared, but as a Christian, don’t you know who has your back?
God does, so why should we be worried? Now, more than ever the world needs us to be confident in our belief that God is the supplier of all of our needs and we don’t need the world to take care of us.
The best part is God supplies our needs according to His riches in glory and not our riches. That should give us the confidence that when we lose a job, God will supply us with the next opportunity. When sickness strikes, God will provide the healing. When gas prices continue to skyrocket, God will stretch our resources; and we will not suffer through a recession, a depression or whatever the world has to throw at us, we will remain strong in our faith.
Adversity does not diminish believers; it strengthens them to the next victory. Though we pass through valleys of trials, we’re called to go from strength to strength (Psalm 84:6–7). We should treat our difficulties as a platform for representing Christ in rough circumstances, so that non-believers will come to believe in Christ. Christ is the ship that sails us through every storm and arrives at port unscathed. When people see that they, too, can survive the storm in the safety of Christ, they’ll want to come on board.
We will never change the hearts of the people by declaring them sinners; God changes their hearts as he uses our lives as a testimony of His glory and grace. Today is the day that you can choose to embrace the safety of Christ in the midst of this storm and be the light for the darkened world around us.