February 5th, 2021
I have been a Christian for a very long time. I have learned many things about life, probably because I’ve lived a long time. I have also learned much about the spiritual life. One thing I would like to share with you is about the big question that we ask way too much of God. That is the word “why”. Why does this happen and why does that happen in our life? The one thing I found out a long time ago is that it is pretty much fruitless to ask God why. There are things that God will give us the answer to and things that he won’t tell us, at least not in this lifetime. We all have things happen we don’t understand. You may guess where I am going with this. There is much in the news these days that we don’t understand, and I will be bold enough to say that I rarely watch the news on tv anymore. I am smart enough to know when one station after another has slanted the news so much that it is very difficult to hear the truth on TV anymore. The ungodly liberal media has told so many lies, many of which I have caught them in, and I just can’t stand to listen anymore.
Do you really wonder these days who you can believe? There is so much conflicting rhetoric and information about many things from politics to pandemic that you really wonder what to believe. I do know one thing that I believe with everything that is in me, and that is that you can trust God. I learned when a teenager that the only one who will not fail you and is perfect is Jesus Christ. He has made us promises and those promises are true. We so often put our eyes on people, and we think that certain people will never fail us. Sometimes it is the people that we look up to the most, even in church. When we get our eyes on people, we will surely be disappointed and many times disillusioned. Why do you think there are so many people who used to go to church but gave it up? They saw someone or heard something from somebody that did not measure up to what they thought should come from that person. I have had it happen and so have you if you will admit it.
Lean not to your own understanding the scripture says but in all your ways acknowledge him and he will bring it to pass. Man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks on the heart. These are just two things that are said in the bible that will give us great peace of mind if we really put them to practice in our lives.
Many Christians are wondering what is going on in the political world and in our nation. If things keep going the way they are, we Christians may suffer severe persecution. That should come as no surprise though because Jesus said it would happen. We in America somehow think we have a corner on God’s favor, but we have been going through some pretty terrible things in the past year that we wonder about. Does God not see it and does God not care? Yes, he sees and yes, he cares and yes, he is with us in our trials as he always promised that he would be.
The best thing I can do with all the division that is going on in our nation and in the church is to say, keep your eyes on Jesus. Politicians will fail us; ministers and priests will fail us and we will fail each other but one thing that is certain is that God will never fail us. I have sat at the bedside of more than one person who was getting ready to die or dying and God did not forsake them even at death. I could tell amazing things, but this is not a book. Jesus cares and at this most vital time in our nation and in the world, cast your cares on Him and trust that He will be with you. He is there regardless of your circumstances, regardless of how bad the pandemic is and regardless of who is president. Jesus is with you. Trust him!
If you do not know Jesus you can, and now is a great time to ask Him to make Himself real to you. We come to God by confessing that we have sinned and need Him. We ask Him to come into our life and He said that if we come to Him, He will not cast us out. Trust Him as your Savior and Lord today and I promise you that your life will never be the same and you will never regret doing it. Trust Jesus! He loves you.
Just so you know how to pray if you never have, here is the simple prayer that can change your life.
Forgive my sins and come into my heart and life. I give it to you and trust you to make me what you want me to be. I ask it in Jesus’ name. Thank you.