As we have been reminded in recent days, life can difficult, unpredictable, and even frightening. Each day brings its own challenges and struggles. They threaten to defeat us, discourage us, embitter us. Everyone, including followers of Jesus Christ, may feel overwhelmed. What are we supposed to do?

We must trust God.

But why, you ask? Why should I trust God? What good is that going to do me?

Remember who our Lord is. He is the Almighty God! He is our Creator, Redeemer, and Savior. This supreme and sovereign Lord loves us, and is our Helper and our Guide. An old woman in a village was asked why she was not afraid during an earthquake. Her answer? “I rejoice that I know the God who shakes the world.”

The Lord can be trusted. In a changing world of fear and anxieties, God is our faithful and unchanging rock (Isaiah 44:8). He will never leave us or forsake us. Friends and family may change, people may let you down, but God is 100% faithful. He never gets tired of us; never acts unkindly or with irritation towards us. His character is constant. He is the faithful God. Whatever your fears the Lord is with you.

Are you taking comfort and refuge in this awesome, all-powerful, incomparable God?

You may feel shaken. Completely overwhelmed and powerless in the face of current circumstances. But God is sovereign and He has a plan, even if we don’t understand it or know what it is. And He never abandons His children.

The cross of Christ declares that God has not abandoned you. He loves you. He is on your side. He is for you! And “if God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31).

The more you behold your God, the more you remember who He is and that He is in control, the more your perspective will change. You will have “a living hope” that allows you to look beyond your circumstances. And your struggles and challenges will not overwhelm you. Because you trust God and your hope is in Him.

“Have you not known? Have you not heard?
       The Lord is the everlasting God,
The Creator of the ends of the earth.
       He does not faint or grow weary;
His understanding is unsearchable.
       He gives power to the faint,
       and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
       and young men shall fall exhausted;
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
      they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
      they shall run and not be weary;
      they shall walk and not faint.”
—Isaiah 40:28-31

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John Munro

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