Massively good and bad things are happening right round the world. But we must never forget who is in control. Who created the world and everything in it and yet cares for us as individuals.
‘When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that You are mindful of them.’ Psalm 8:3-4
God did all this by just using His fingers, not even His whole hands. How marvellous.
We need to be wiling, then we don’t know where He will send us. It could be the last place on earth we want to be, but then equally it might be by green pastures. It is the willingness that matters.
‘Who shall I send? and who will go for us? And I said ‘Here am I, send me.’ Isaiah 6:8
We are the hands and fee of God. The Father lives in us to do His work. At this serious time we have an opportunity to show the world who is in control and He wants everyone to turn to Him.
‘We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors as though God was making His appeal through us.’ 2 Corinthians 5:20
At the present time the whole world is in serious trouble. Death and illness face many. Now is the time to remember where our help and strength come from. Our God is far, far stronger than any virus.
‘Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.’ Isaiah 40:3
It is a tremendous task to tell the whole world about our God. Fortunately, He only asks us to tell a few. May we be faithful in telling the few that He has assigned to us.
‘Do you not say, there is yet four months, then comes the harvest? I tell you, lift up your eyes and see that the fields are white with harvest.’ John 4:35
‘You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.’ 2 Timothy 2:1
Our strength is in Christ, not ourselves, or money, or accomplishments. or power. He is gracious to give us His strength, which is far more powerful than anything human.
Life is more uncertain at the moment than sometimes. Flooding, corona virus, effects of the budget, and so on. these things can all give us sleepless nights. But where the government can’t help, we know One who can. Let us trust him. He has all the answers.
‘Be strong and take heart all you who hope in the Lord.’ Psalm 31:24
We know that if you light a candle in a dark room, it will give light to the whole room. How much more the light of God which has not been extinguished for over 2,000 years and will never go out, giving light to the whole world.
‘The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.’ John 1:5
The other day I had the opportunity twice to share the gospel and my faith. On one occasion the two people agreed with me, which was encouraging. On the other occasion there was a horrible silence when i said,’I’m a Christian.’
‘Oh Lord, open my lips and my mouth will declare Your praise. ‘Psalm 51:15
The amount of thanks we give to God doesn’t influence how generous He is to us. I haven’t been thanking Him enough recently as the bad weather has been depressing me. Not good enough on my part. Those with the least often thank Him most.
‘Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.’ 1 Thess 5:18