“Be Still”

We live in a stressful world. Things can be going along fine and then something happens and it brings stress and pressure. One thing that will bring on stress is the news. Right now more people are watching the news more than ever because of this Coronavirus has spread across the world. The news keeps giving updates on how many people have tested positive and how many have died but they forget to tell how many thousands have recovered. But no matter what happens:

God Is Still In Control!

Isaiah 45:5, 6 – “I am the LORD, and there is no other; there is no God besides Me. I will gird you, though you have not known Me, (Verse 6) that they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is none besides Me. I am the LORD, there is no other.”

Isaiah 46:9, 10 – “Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, (Verse 10) declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure,…’

Here is what can give us peace even in troubled times: I know whose still on the Throne! I know who is still in control. However, this knowing does not absolve us from our responsibilities. It may keep getting darker and darker in this world, but God says His children will always have light in their dwellings.

Jesus is still the answer!

John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Revelation 19:16 – And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

So no matter what the world is like, we still have a King we can go to who is always on the Throne!

James 2:15 – If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, (Verse 16) and one of you say to them, “Depart in peace; be warmed and filled,” but do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? (Verse 17) Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Did you know that there are 100 million evangelicals in America? Did you also know that less than half are registered to vote? In the 2016 election less than half of those registered, voted. Here’s what they said, “I don’t like either candidate running for president, so I’m not voting at all.” Whether they realized it or not, they voted.

Whether you realize it or not, it is your responsibility to be involved in voting for our leaders. Where in the Bible does it say, “Christians stay out of politics?” It doesn’t! If Christians don’t do their civic duty, evil takes over and we end up with laws that kill the innocent. We have people right now that are trying very hard to change this country from the Democratic Republic to a total Socialist or Democracy where the majority rules.

Stay with me because, it all ties in with Jesus is still being on the throne: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.”

Here is the problem with the leaders that are not believers: They don’t believe in One Creator! And if they don’t believe in a Creator, they don’t believe we were created “equal.” We were created by a Creator and it’s the foundation of our country and government!

Our rights have not been given to us by our government, but were given to us by All-Mighty God our Creator. This coming Presidential election is one of the most important elections anyone living now will ever participate in. We aren’t voting on a perfect person, but one that trusts God and encourages the people to do the same. You think that you’ve never heard more crazy things come out of politicians’ mouths before, try to imagine their ideas and ideology taking over our constitution and Christians never having a say again!

So let me be very clear: Pray Christians 2 Chronicles 7:14 – If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Some may think that I should never have brought politics into my Bible studies, but this is my country too and we are in trouble! Do you want to keep the freedoms that you have now? Do you still want to be able to go to a church of your choice? Then humble yourselves and repent and God will forgive us and heal our land!!