ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER
1 John 3:2 “Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.” ESV
“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” Thomas Paine
Today the common denominator seems to be fear. What will we do if …? How will our country fare if …? Are we doomed to destruction? Fear of the future is nothing but a big waste of time. For one thing there is nothing we can do about it. C.S Lewis once said that he wished someone would’ve told him how much fear was like grief. It’s a feeling of total helplessness and loss.
The truth is, we all, at some time or another, face into fear. We may be wondering about a doctor’s diagnosis- facing financial ruin – in the snares of addiction – lonely and dead inside. Despite that fact, we also have a remedy – even in times when the world seems to be falling apart and we wonder where God is.
God is omnipresent – He’s always there – through our difficulties, our good times and bad – He has promised never to leave us. Even when it seems that He is totally uninterested in our cares or earthly predicaments, He is our refuge.
I’ve had strong opinions about this election, but I’ve decided that no matter what the outcome, God is going to use whoever is elected to fulfill His will through that person. I have no control – even though I hope my vote counts for something. My world will constantly be in a state of flux and confusion, but I know that God never changes and He has our backs.
When it’s all over and done, life will go on, just like it did four years ago. We don’t know what direction America will take, but we can be sure that God knows the outcome before the last vote is counted.
No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand
“IN CHRIST ALONE,” BY ANDREW SHAWN CRAIG, DONALD A. KOCH