Wednesday, November 4, 2009
There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven. -Ecclesiastes 3:1 HCSB
You’ve seen it hundreds, perhaps thousands of times: Breaking News. Disaster occurs. Maybe you’ve heard on the news about a hurricane hitting a southern coastal city. Perhaps you’ve read online about a rampant disease in Central Africa. Maybe you overheard your classmates talking about the abortion rate in your own school.
In many ways, the world seems like it’s out of control. Various disasters are happening in nations around the world, in our own country, in your neighborhood or church, and maybe even within your own family. With such chaotic things happening all around us, how can we trust God to protect us?
According to the scripture above, everything that happens has its appointed time. In other words, God knows when and where things are going to happen. No matter what the people of the world may believe, nothing happens without His permission. He knows when disaster is going to strike a village in Southeast Asia. He also knows when disaster will happen to you and your family or friends.
God knows everything and is more powerful than anything. He wants you to follow Him even when you don’t understand what He is doing. God rejoices when you faithfully serve Him through chaotic times.
Are you ready to serve God with passion no matter what is happening around you? Are you up to the challenge?