Luke 21:26 — “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”
Times are dark. Morals are declining. The Christians are under major attack. Marriages are no longer sacred to this nation. Untreatable diseases are attacking people’s health. The economy is getting worse and worse, making it look like we could lose everything in the blink of an eye.
There’s no mistaking the amount of fear in America right now. There is a lot. BUT remember 2 Timothy 1:7. Sometimes in these situations, we don’t know what to do. So, I went through the Bible and looked up some things that God told people to do in times of trouble.
Jeremiah 29:1,4-6. According to this passage of Scripture, God is telling His people to keep going on despite the pressure they are under.
Most of the time, when something is under pressure that’s when it is most productive or shines the brightest. This is our opportunity to shine. Until Jesus returns, there will be day and night and summer, fall, winter, and spring. There will be happy times and low times. Until Jesus returns, things will keep on going. We need to do the same. We need to keep on living and shine the light of Jesus.
The righteous will not be forsaken. God loves His children. There will be food on your table, and you will be taken care of. God is still God. Keep worshipping Him and praising Him. He will make a way for you. He loves you!
Jeremiah 29:7. The devil has been doing so much to divide us.
He knows that if he can divide us, he can conquer us. Let’s join together as brothers and sisters in Christ and combat this tactic of the enemy.
Jeremiah 29:11-13. God was letting His people know that right in the middle of their captivity, He was thinking about them. Take a hold of your thoughts right now. There will be peace and joy in your life and in your family. Every time the enemy raises up his ugly head, God will raise up a standard against him. God will fight for us on the left and right. He’ll be the buckler behind us and the shield in front of us.
There will be peace in your mind. Protection for your family. There will be health in your body. God does not forsake the righteous! Psalms 40:5
Deuteronomy 29:5. “…your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.”
The old and young alike had clothes and shoes for those forty years. I can’t answer all the questions here, but it seems to me that when the children grew, their clothes and shoes grew with them and still looked new. God’s people kept walking with the Lord wherever He took them and didn’t have to go to other places to get clothes and shoes, for He provided for them. If God can do that for about 3.5 million people, can’t He do it for you as well?
Keep on living for God. He has a good plan for you, and He will make a way for you. I have seen time after time where God has moved financially for others and even myself.
Nehemiah 9:20-21. Nehemiah was preaching to people in captivity, but he reached back for something from the past to tell them about.
We can look back at testimonies from the past and know that if God moved for us back then, He can still move for us now. God doesn’t waste anything. When you come out of your trial, you can use that testimony to help someone else in a situation similar. If God moved for Moses and Nehemiah, He will make a way for us. Philippians 4:19.
John 10:10. God didn’t come that you might have life and just survive or barely get by. He came that you might have life and have it MORE ABUNDANTLY.
You can’t do it by yourself, you have to believe in Jesus. This is where too many of us are beating ourselves up. We try to do it all ourselves and we can’t. Every once in a while, stop everything and ask your Savior for a drink of water.
Daniel 6:22. Proverbs 3:9-10. Psalms 16:11. Ephesians 3:20. John 1:4. Isaiah 59.19. Zechariah 4:6. Psalms 28:7. Ephesians 6:10.
I hope this has encouraged you! Be strong in the Lord. We win in the end, friend. Keep looking to Jesus.
— Pastor Anthony Wynn