In Times of Confusion

The Bible addresses every situation we could face and the Lord is ruler of all things. The wicked are a regular source of consternation, if we allow it. David faced it until he went before the Lord and saw their actual situation and future. (Ps. 37) God is well able to restrain the wicked and at the same time preserve and save His children. (2 Pet. 2: 9) Do not let evil news about evil people disrupt the peace you have in Yeshua, Messiah, He is our peace. We are not native to this world, it is not our home. Therefore, it can not offer any lasting peace. Our fallen human nature draws us back to the creature comforts that our physical senses desire, yet we live in the Spirit. Though we live in the world we are not a part of it.

As Believers, God’s children, we have a purpose and destiny that transcends all the things the world offers. Where your heart is, there your treasure is also. (Matt. 6:21) When we keep our thoughts, emotions and affections focused upon the Lord and His Kingdom, we will not be so easily perturbed by matters with which the world is obsessed. It is not a sin to get distracted by the world, either by the vanity fair or the tossing seas. Yeshua was fully man and He understands our weaknesses, without having surrendered or being overcome by them. It may be a lack of faith, but we can reaffirm our faith just as quick as we doubt. Consider, Peter in the boat with the disciples upon the sea of Galilee as a storm threatened. Yeshua came walking upon the sea and the disciples thought He was a ghost, but Peter called out in faith, “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14: 24-33)

Unlike the lost, we have a friend, helper, comforter, deliverer, and guide who is the Son of God, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and He will never leave or forsake us and is an ever present help in time of need. Finally, Paul had very good advice to us in many of these situations. “No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.” (2 Timothy 2:4) Lord, save us!

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Retired Journeyman
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