9/15/2010 1:58:49 PM
9/11 Attack, Oil Spills, Crime
Today many worry that the world is falling apart. It is so easy for each of us to be caught up in unneeded worry. We sometimes forget what God tells us in the Bible: God is in full control of the past, the present, and the future. From the smallest unknown historical detail to the destiny of nations, from the forces of nature to the actions of animals and people, from the location of every drop of oil to the actions of every terrorist, NOTHING happens without God’s direction and control. When we sin, it is by our own choice, and we are responsible for our actions, but God is right there, making sure that sinful actions result in good for God’s people.
Why should we as Christians worry, when we know that our loving Father is in complete control of the situation? It is comforting to know that whatever happens, will eventually turn out for our good.
As Christians, we also know that we can leave our worries and fears at the cross of Christ. Christ died for all of our sins, including our lack of trust in God.
Acts 17:26 “From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.”
Psalm 46:1-3 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”