Friday, February 3, 2012
We Know What's Ahead
In addition to the pollsters and pundants, we also have psychics who make predictions about elections and coming events in the new year. Lately, there has been a commercial running consistently put out by a financial researcher who is warning of a coming event which will drastically change everything in our country, and bring difficult times. However, no one knows what the future holds but God.
Within God's Word, we are told that we have a future and a hope. I Thessalonians 4:13-18 reads: "But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus." Then, Paul goes on to describe how Jesus will return with a "shout and the trump of God". He concludes the passage by writing, "Therefore comfort one another with these words."
Having read this, we can conclude that we really have a hope and a future ahead of us! This is good news on which we can count. The world cannot offer us the stability, certainty, or power that defines the Word of God. Instead, our world system is unstable, uncertain, and fluctuates with every wind of doctrine that floats around. Perhaps the best news, though, is that the Lord Himself will return for us. Those who have fallen asleep in Christ and those who are alive when He comes will rise to be with Him forever. His reign and rule will be perfect. There will be no more suffering, tears, or heartache.
So, if life has you down, the elections look bleak, there is no money in the bank and your health isn't all you want it to be....take heart...have hope...for our Lord, Himself will be coming and He will offer us far more than this old world can ever give. Selah!
I hope you have been encouraged by what you have read today and I ask that you leave a comment to share your thoughts and insights. It is an encouragement to me and to others who read here. Blessings!