There is so much uncertainty and instability in this world today that hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear of a new threat of some type taking place, either here at home or in some far off nation.

Incredible as it sounds though, I can’t help but wonder if we aren’t becoming numb to it all. Being completely saturated with information in this age of instantaneous communication, the sheer volume of it all can send our minds into overload.

It would seem then that we have reached the point where the abnormal has now become normal. We accept the wars, natural disasters, diseases, terrorism, and political unrest currently wreaking havoc in our world as part of the daily cycle of life. After all, can anyone deny that these things command our attention for more than a few moments?

For those outside of the biblical ‘ark of safety’(that being the Lord Jesus), these must be terrifying times. Having no hope in this life without Christ, how does one look to the future? [1]

Common sense would say that such difficult and dark days like the world is now experiencing would lead men to seek and to call upon the Lord. Unfortunately, common sense seems to be in rather short supply these days.

The child of God however understands that all of this is to be expected, as the world edges closer and closer to the prophesied time when men would abandon God altogether. [2]

It is a strange thing however to be living in this world, surrounded by all of the evil and wrong that takes place on a continual basis, and yet still be able to rejoice in the knowledge that God has His children in the palm of his mighty hands. Such is the comfort one has when they place their hope in One far greater than themselves.

The Psalmist of Israel penned the following words, and my prayer is that they will bring peace, comfort, and hope to all who read them this day.

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?   [3]

Even in times like these, we can walk in victory today!

Ron

[1] Ephesians 2:12

[2] 2nd Timothy 3:1-4

[3] Psalm 27:1