We are seeing a lot of turmoil going on in our world today. It can cause a lot of anxiety in our homes and lives. Just watching, listening to, or reading the news can create fear in our hearts. Social media is full of people asking the question, “How are we going to protect our family? What is going to be done? What is the answer?”
Well, I have the answer! It is so clear in the word of God! PRAY and TRUST in the Lord!
If we are children of God, born again and living for him, we have a wonderful promise from Jesus himself:
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)
How do we obtain this peace? It’s very simple! Through prayer and believing that God is TRUE to his word!
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Phillipians 4:6-7)
Much of what has been going on in our world is related to hate. People feel like they are being treated unfairly, either due to race, lifestyle, or religion. They are taking the law into their own hands or they are ignoring the law all together. Our society as a whole has forgotten that none of us are without fault and that God is the answer, not more violence and retribution.
Again, God’s word has the answer:
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16)
So let us remember that none of us are perfect. Let us confess our own faults and forgive each other. But most of all, let us PRAY for each other and for our nation!
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)