Bible Ballistics: BBs #252 What Time Is It???
With all that is going on around us, politically, socially, morally and economically, we can often become afraid. But we can trust in our Lord Jesus, we don’t have to worry or fret, in fact, scripture continually tells us to “fret not”. Even though many of us are very good at it—we do it so well, because we’ve done it for so long—God tells us, “fret not”! He is able, capable and totally in control, and we can trust to HIS unfailing grace and will. We don’t have to “fret”, instead we can safely trust in Father, Son and Holy Spirit!!!
“Be merciful unto me, O God:
for man would swallow me up;
he fighting daily oppresseth me.
2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up:
for they be many that fight against me,
O thou most High.
3 What time I am afraid,
I will trust in thee.
4 In God I will praise his word,
in God I have put my trust;
I will not fear
what flesh can do unto me.” Psalm 56:1-3
So, regardless of who or what you are facing today, you can put your trust in God Almighty, and the Son Jesus Christ in all things. While we may not be able to count on politicians, the weather forecasters, the government or economics—we can trust in our God.
“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.” Psalm 20:7
“Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6
Our confidence can rest in the power of our God. He is the Almighty God, the Sovereign King and Creator of all, and He also loves us and promises to care for His own, and accomplish His purpose in your life and mine. You can trust HIM! You are never alone.
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” Hebrews 13:5-6
Is something causing you to fear today? The culture? The economy? Your finances? Your health or the health of someone you love? A family crises? Your safety or security? Whatever is plaguing your mind today, remember that God knows exactly where you are and HE is waiting for you to hear His voice, and trust yourself to HIS care and provision. God isn’t caught by surprise by your crises—He is able to meet your needs, if you will but trust HIM with your cares. He cares about you.
“Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.
8 Be sober,
because your adversary the devil,
as a roaring lion,
seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist
stedfast in the faith,
knowing that the same afflictions
in your brethren
that are in the world.
10 But the God of all grace,
who hath called us unto his eternal glory
by Christ Jesus,
after that ye have suffered a while,
make you perfect,
11 To him be glory
for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 5:6-11
To sum it up, Peter calls us to take action:
Humble yourself before God—
Cast all your cares on God—
Be sober (be alert)—
Be vigilant (watch carefully)—
Resist the devil—
We can do all these things by knowing that God is working in and through our lives to:
Make us perfect (mature)—
Establish our faith—
Settle us (give us peace that supersedes the storm)—
Have a blessed week, and remember God cares for YOU!!! Right now!!! TODAY!!!