The other day I was talking with some Christian friends and they were concerned about all the things happening with the economy, politics, etc. One friend was even considering purchasing a gun since she was afraid of what might happen. I said something about our God being bigger than our government and any problems in economy. It was like a big light bulb went on for her. I know she knew God and what He is capable of but with all the news media and different sources telling us how bad things are it’s really easy to forget that God is really still in charge and He knows what’s going to happen.
Our job is to listen to Him instead of all the media. One scripture that helps me when I get so entrenched in the world’s happenings and my focus gets off God is John 16:33b which says, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart I have overcome the world.” He doesn’t say we will have no trouble but that he is bigger and more powerful than the things of this world. He’s large and in charge. I love that saying.
Another thing that helps take the focus off of me and my fears is to find ways to help others like Tom talked about this past weekend in his message. Finding what God gave you a heart for and pursuing that in whatever way you are able at this time is a great way to take the focus off all the bad things going on and become part of the solution. There are so many great organizations, causes and ways to help; just ask God to reveal to you how you are to help Him in this world and He will show you.
The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11 NIV