The President is liked.
The President is hated.
News is fake.
News is real.
The stock market soars.
The stock market tumbles.
Russia is a friend.
Russia is a foe.
Isis is defeated.
Isis lives next door.
On any given day, from any news source, we hear it all. What a roller-coaster ride.
Where is reliability?
Where is truth?
Where is constancy?
A line from the March issue of Christianity Today jumped out at me recently. Krish Kandiah wrote this on page 55 – “Habakkuk knew that true worship was about living in the ups and downs of the present, knowing that God is in control whichever way things go.”
That is quite a statement.
Actually, it is a pronouncement!
"God is in control
I think we’ve lost sight of that along the way in a lot of ways. When I look at our life today in the 21st century, I have to cling to some foundational truths, otherwise I would give up and drown too, which seems to be the mindset of many.
Here is what I see.
The world is not going to hell-in-a-hand-basket because of a political party that is in power, or one that lost the election.
Isis may strut their stuff for a time, but this too shall end.
Prices may rise, inflation may be on a galloping horse, however, things can fall as quickly as they rise. Remember 2007-2009 in America?
What I DO cling to are some fundamental Biblical truths as I understand them.
II Chronicles 7:14 speaks to us today:
God says … “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, and pray, and seek my will, AND turn from their wrongful ways, then will I hear from Heaven. I will forgive their sin, and I will heal their land.”
That is a tall, impossible order.
I know. But then we serve a God who majors in the impossible.
Hebrews 13:8 reminds us: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever.”
God’s/Christ’s nature never changes. His techniques may change with the times, but His truths do not change.
My final point is one on which I have written a dozen times. I still keep a firm grip on this one.
“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua 1:9 tells us that.
So, when the ups and downs come riding the winds, may we cling – CLING – to the solidness and consistency of the God we serve.
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