CERTAINTY IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Published on 24 May 2011 by in Encouragement

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“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith … so that you will not grow weary and lose heart” (Heb 12:1-3, NIV).

Definitely our world is being shaken. Floods, fires, tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanoes, wars, peace talks, ‘end of the world judgment day’, and famines hmmm… sounds like a Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 description in the works.

So what of that unnerving quality and the state of being uncertain that creates doubt, indecision, hesitation, vagueness, ambiguity, insecurity, and improbability. DON’T BE ALARMED!

Of this we can be certain – uncertainty has a solution!

It’s called FAITH!

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see (Heb 11:1, NIV).

With what do you practice and demonstrate maneuvering through insecurity toward belief and confidence?

It’s called FOCUS!

Without a doubt, deliberate focus MUST be given to the infallible, without error, written Word of God. Yes! This means the 66 books of the Old and New testaments of the Bible. To apply ourselves to knowing and being familiar with it, is to discover the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks, including times of uncertainty.

As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. Tell us,’ they said, when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?’ Jesus answered: Watch out that no one deceives you’” (Matt 24:3-4, NIV).

As we prayerfully, by that I mean conversationally apply ourselves to a dialogue with God to know Jesus and make Him known – we discover with CERTAINTY, the who, the what, the why, the where, the when and the how, to remain, believe, receive, persevere, and exercise God-given authority.

It’s called FACT, AKA DOCTRINE!

How familiar are you with what is written, ALREADY SPOKEN and RECORDED about God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, the Scriptures, Heaven, Hell, Angels, Demons, Prayer, the Universal Church, Salvation, Sanctification, Healing, Bodily Resurrection, Eternal Life, Judgment, and the 2nd coming of the Lord Jesus?

Check out our Statement of Faith here.

As our knowledge and relationship with Jesus – the LIVING WORD – grows, so does our confidence!

And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming (1 John 2:28, NIV).

Whatever today or tomorrow will bring we CAN live without doubt on the reliability and CERTAINTY of God’s WORD. No wind, fire, flood, earthquake, hurricane, tornado, evil spirit or person can shake or change these rock solid and unshifting promises!

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable; if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me, put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you (Phil 4:8-9, NIV).

Heavenly Father, thank you that EVERYTHING is in your capable hands. We turn our eyes to keep our focus on YOU. When everything else around us crumbles, you will CERTAINLY remain the same! Thank you for that promise and HOPE.

©2011 Dr Karen Braun

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