Just turn on your computer, tv or open a newspaper today and you will see natural disasters all over the world. There doesn’t appear to be anywhere safe from them. Not only are they increasing, but the strength of them appears to be increasing too. We are experiencing the early birth pangs Jesus warned us about. As with real birth pangs they start off slowly and gradually increase in both frequency and strength. We can expect the same with natural disasters.
We have all seen the headlines with rumors of wars possibly including North Korea, Russia and not to mention all the countries that are currently battling. The last year alone has brought us into a political environment that increases the chance of war.
Sin, well sin can be found everywhere we look, including in the mirror. The majority of the world has not found or outwardly rejected Christ as Lord and Saviour. Without Him life is pretty dark and that is exactly what we are seeing everywhere we look. The world is not a warm, welcoming place without Christ.
So with all this going on around us should we be discouraged? Should we be down trodden and depressed? NO! A resounding NO! Through Christ we have every good thing! We have more than we need! We have a truth that cannot be shaken! We have a friend in these times of trouble that is closer than a brother! We have a Savior and friend that will NEVER leave us or forsake us! We have the good news that we can share with those who have yet to hear or have not listened up till now! More and more people are getting discouraged with this ole world of ours and are looking for something concrete to hold onto. Well there is nothing more concrete than the love of Jesus Christ and His ability to save people from their sins and sustain those people through any situation or circumstance.
Instead of looking at the doom and gloom surrounding you today. Ask God to give you a heart for the lost and broken. Ask Him to put people in your path today that you can love on tangibly and share the gospel with. He will do it! He has called us to do this very thing. Let others know why you don’t walk in fear but by faith. Be encouraged that God has called you and brought you to a time such as this for that very purpose!
“And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.’”~Matthew 16:15