“He who heeds the word wisely will find good, And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he” (Proverbs 16:20).
This verse is all but simple and straightforward advice on how we cope with ever-darkening days.
First of all, we have to use the Living Word as our ultimate go-to. Makes a whole lot of sense in the day and age of numerous half-truths that could unsettle many minds. Swathes of misinformation bombard social media, if not the mainstream channels of data. Unschooled psyches could be sent reeling into an unwarranted state of despair. A follower of Christ that utilizes Holy Writ as a reference point could possibly smile at the tempest. With this in our hearts and minds, the author of confusion will be systematically defanged.
We will find true solace and peace when we rest on the infinite power of the Word of God. It is clearly stated in Hebrews 4:12. “For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
We have to take a good, hard look at what we read from the Living Word. We need to go beyond an academic appraisal; meditation plus prayer comes into the picture, which enables us to effectively intertwine our daily lives with Scripture!
The discordant drumbeat that spells a list of what’s in store should never cause any of us to cringe like a frightened child. We must trust in the Lord, oftentimes with a faith that exceeds our frail human reasoning. The Lord does not just work mightily but supernaturally! Whatever nefarious design could not possibly materialize because of His intervention. All too often, a lot of Christian people get mesmerized by looming threats but fail to look at the possibility from the angle of our Lord. He truly loves us and will never forsake His flock! The best remedy when uneasiness becomes overwhelming is to bring such burdens to His attention.
Prayer with strong belief in the power of God is indeed a potent weapon in these times. So much so that whatever threats that loom become manageable!
The last thing we should be saddled with in these closing moments is all that confusion plus doubt, which hinders our foremost concern. It is timely for many to come to Christ. The Age of Grace is nearing the end; the adversary knows this, and that is why there is all that saber-rattling. But we are truly unfazed when we trust in God and do not doubt His infinite power. He will see us through, and with this in our minds, we go about as salt and light – witnessing for His Kingdom with our lives as an example!
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