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Voice: Aug 2016

We often say that we live in “uncertain times.” We are faced with political, financial and personal insecurities. It might not be that comforting to know, but most of human history has been “uncertain!” Our current situation affects us personally and so the existing peril seems far greater than the uncertainties of  the past. Nobody worries about yesterday. We might have regrets, guilt and shame about the past, but we know we can’t change it. Tomorrow however, is something to worry about,
the “5 years from now,” and “the rest of my life” causes great stress. That’s human. It’s not  right, but it is part of who we are, because we are limited in our understanding of the future. 

As a church, God has not instructed us to change the politics of our day. We are not called to accumulate financial wealth on this earth. We cannot make changes in people’s lives, but we can share God’s truth. We can live that truth in our lives, through the decisions and choices we make. We must allow God’s perspective of life to alleviate us of our unnecessary stresses and anxieties.

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that. 
James 4:13-15

In the most uncertain times, we are left with faith; faith in the Living God Who will see us through. He has been with all of His sons and daughters through all of their uncertain times in the past, and He will be there for us in the uncertain times of the future.

Os Guinness, in his book “The Call,” aptly sums up our modern thinking - “So much to live with, so little to live for.” How great it would be to be able to say, “So little to live with, so much to live for!”

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. 
Hebrews 11:6

Despite what happens around you, rejoice in your faith and join us as we continue to declare God’s unsearchable riches to a spiritually bankrupt world

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