Many of us ponder, ‘what will happen next?’ after hearing the latest local, national and world news these days. The information the media sends out minute by minute is usually hard to process. I don’t have to name the specific news items here. We know what’s going on: natural disasters, crime, scandals, terrorist attacks, persecution, and it goes on and on. How do we find peace with all this going on?
Satan is working overtime wreaking havoc in our world, communities, churches, work places, and our homes. The world around us is accepting evil for good, and good for evil.
For many of us, it can be hard to process emotionally. We become sad about the heartaches and disasters, and angry about the evil we hear and see. And that’s okay. As Christians, we are to have compassion and empathy for others. However, it becomes a problem for us when we become so infatuated with the news that we find ourselves emotionally drained with a feeling of hopelessness.
But, guess what?
That’s right where Satan wants us. He is preying on our emotions. He waits for our weak and tired moments to sneak fear and worry into our minds. Satan knows our guard is down. Before we know it, we are paralyzed with fear and we are worrying about things we cannot control.
No, we do not understand what is going on in this trying world, but God does.
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 2 Timothy 3:1-7
So how do we find peace in this uncertain world?
Let’s pray without ceasing and press harder into Jesus for his peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:6-7), trusting that He is in control now and in the future.
God is in control.
God knows what will happen next.
He has assured His children through His holy word that we will live happily ever after…with HIM (John 3:16).
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 ESV