Certainty in uncertain times

Even amidst perilous times, when things seems so uncertain, we can surely still be certain of much. Because all the promises of God are still “Yes” and “Amen” in Christ Jesus (2 Cor. 1:20). Maybe our economy has changed, but God and His Eternal Word have not.

In Luke 6:47-49, Jesus says:

Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like:  He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.

Jesus is saying we have a choice to make: We can hear His words and apply them to our lives, ensuring that when floods arise we remain unshaken, or we can hear His words and ignore them and ensure that our ruin is great. There are many, many that have seen great ruin these past several months as the markets have plummeted, jobs have been slashed and credit has dried up. One German billionaire committed suicide because his business ran into severe trouble.

Were are flooded by the media with so many reasons to worry, fear and be anxious — all of which Jesus exhorts us not to do because they are anti-faith (and when we do what he tells us not to, it’s sin). To combat the negative influence, we must all the more so look to Him Who Defines Reality. We must gorge ourselves on The Word and His presence.

As a starting point, check out this good word from Dennis Cramer and stand upon these truths as we venture further into these shaky times:

The word of the Lord for 2009 is “STILL.” That’s all – just the word “STILL.” However, as you will read, it’s a very, very powerful word. It is a “now” word that will empower you throughout 2009 and beyond!

I personally guarantee each and every one of these “predictions” for 2009! I predict that:

  1. The Bible will STILL be the eternal Word of God – forever settled in Heaven!
  2. Prayer will STILL always work!
  3. The Father will STILL be sitting confidently on His indomitable throne!
  4. Jesus will STILL be the Way, the Truth, and the Life – the only means by which you may access the Father!
  5. The Holy Spirit will STILL be our Comforter – comforting you from the inside, out!
  6. The Church will STILL be “the pillar and ground of the truth” manifesting the wisdom of God!
  7. Healing (for spirit, soul, and body) will STILL be in His wings!
  8. The Gospel will STILL be the answer – whatever the question!
  9. His grace will STILL be all-sufficient and our strength, whatever the task!
  10. The gifts of the Spirit will STILL change lives – instantly, radically, and permanently!
  11. You will STILL be God’s most prized possession – His cherished son or daughter!
  12. Heaven will STILL be wonderful, hell will STILL be horrible!
  13. “By faith” will STILL be the only way for you to live.
  14. You will STILL be “more than a conqueror in Christ” – victory is imminent!
  15. Sowing will STILL result in reaping! So keep sowing!
  16. God will STILL “always cause you to triumph in Christ!”
  17. The love of God will STILL be in your heart – and nothing can separate you from it!
  18. “All things will STILL work together for your good” – as you do His will!
  19. You will STILL “be the head and not the tail” – blessed when you go out, blessed when you come in!
  20. The devil will still, still, STILL, be a big-time loser!

Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a blogger, marketer and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

1 Comment

Mom

about 9 years ago

Amen, Joel!! I will trust in the Lord, my God, with all my heart and lean not on my own or the world's understanding! In all my ways I will acknowledge Him and HE will make sstraight my path!

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