What's the Point? In His Word ~8-3-2020

What is the Point? In His Word

We hear of all the issues going on in the world; sickness, disease, disgruntled constituents, even people who are going off the deep end for what started as a good cause to fight for. Just watching the news can bring us fear. We can start to wonder when will it all end? What is the purpose in all of this fighting and destruction and death and life being utterly destroyed? Is this the end of it all? What is God thinking?

I want you to know that God has it all in control, but at the same time I see the things going on and wonder to myself, ‘how can I explain the peace I feel in a world full of turmoil?’
We read in Ecclesiastes 3 that everything has a season, and reason, and a specific purpose under the heavens.  As I read through the following passage I can literally see them being ticked off these recent days…

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-7

We are seeing so many things go wrong in the world but there is a reason for it! God knows that reason and if we stop and listen to His Word, and in our prayers, even in the night hours when we struggle to sleep; God will show us the purpose in it all.
God is waiting. He wants us all to draw near to Him that He may draw near to us. We hear preachers tell us that He wants to speak to our hearts and minds but we need to be listening. The things in the world are so easily snaring us all, fear grips, worry struggles to let go, and yet God says I gave you peace my child!

But the Helper will teach you everything and will cause you to remember all that I told you. This Helper is the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name. “I leave you peace; my peace I give you. I do not give it to you as the world does. So don’t let your hearts be troubled or afraid. 28 You heard me say to you, ‘I am going, but I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you should be happy that I am going back to the Father, because he is greater than I am. John 14: 26-28

Our God has it all in control, He gave us peace to remain with us, even while He is not walking the earth, we have the Holy Spirit to give us peace. He is here, if you are a believer, He has remained with you through it all and is waiting for you to seek Him. So, stop worrying! Stop concerning yourselves with the cares of this world. Just trust Him, live life, one step at a time waking in His path. Follow where God leads you each day, each moment and you will keep the peace in your heart; the world will be full of turmoil, but He has overcome the world! We need but look in our hearts and in the Word of God to see what we need to focus on.

We need to humble ourselves in prayer. (2 Chronicles 7:14) Then He will heal our land. Humble means; having or showing a modest or low estimate of one's own importance. This is not all about me or you! This whole scene we are living in, playing a roll in life itself, is about God’s purpose. Share the Gospel, the Good News, with others around you. Give them hope in troubled times reminding them that God has taken His people through worse times than this! Not just in the Bible times but even in some of our life times we have seen people of God taken through many horrible trials and yet each time they stand strong, even stronger for Christ and the Gospel as we are told to teach and to preach it! He said we would walk through the fire and He would be there, and to not be afraid! ( Isaiah 43:1-3) That does not mean you should walk into the fire, just to prove it but to know that you will be okay through this time of trials as long as you keep trusting Him to bring you through. We need to give God the glory He deserves, not man, not science, not the doctors, though God is using them. Give God the glory for those who live, praise Him for all He is doing to make ends meet today.

God is our hope in a time of terrible things, just as He is our hope in times of rejoicing. He has not changed but has a plan to bring us to where we need to be.

 I pray that the God who gives hope will fill you with much joy and peace while you trust in him. Then your hope will overflow by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Sometimes it may seem like this will last forever but Jesus said, not to worry, trust God because He has overcome the world!
So when you get that doubtful feeling, when fear tries to grab your heart and squeeze it until tears come flowing down your face in rivers; put your trust in God and remember He is your peace. He has already broken down the walls and wants you to keep the walls to your heart open to Him that He may not only heal the land but heal your hurt, take away your fear and give you that continual peace!  Remind yourself of His goodness daily, play Godly music that reminds you of His peace, His love and the hope He has placed in His Word. 
He has a plan, if we continue in the plan and do not waver left or right for fear or trembling, we will see the peaceful sunrise and sunset at the end of the day. Give God your fears today.
Write down the scriptures you need to remind you, you can search for them in your concordance, either on your digital device or paper Bible by topic. Look up peace, hope, joy.  And write down the scriptures somewhere where you will see them daily as often as you need to! Even on your bathroom mirror with a dry erase marker works!  The more scripture you put into your mind today and focus on that, throughout the day as trouble comes you will have peace.
Trust God to know what to give you to get you through this time. Follow the path of peace, in His Word.

What is the point? To find peace, hope, and love in the Word, and in His presence so that we may share that with the lost and dying in the world, that they too may have peace and have it more abundantly! In Jesus’ name!
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
 Heavenly Father, thank you for the peace that passes understanding. Thank you that even though there is craziness and fearful situations going on in our land that we can focus on You, remind us of Your Word and keep us strong in our resolve to have hope that in the end of it all there is still Your peace. Help us to share that with others, In Jesus’ name, amen

Suggested reading: Check out the full chapters of the verses mentioned in this devotion! John 14, Isaiah 43, John 16, Ecclesiastes 3, Romans 13.  Each chapter has a wealth of hope! Be full today! In His Word.

My God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory.