Right now there is a huge amount of uncertainty in the world. There is a way to find courage in the face of uncertainty.
When life feels uncertain, it’s easy to doubt that God is really with us. But the same God who is with us during the good times is the same God who is with us during uncertain times. All throughout the Bible, the Lord has shown that He doesn’t abandon His children, you can be sure He won’t start now.
It’s an interesting time in the world right now, to say the least. The stores shelves are nearly empty, the school can’t decide whether they need to be open or not. The price of gas for our vehicles are skyrocketing. The control that we seek over our lives seems to be slipping away.
The Coronavirus and the thought about losing young American’s as Soldiers are killed while their fighting for freedom. Is the hardest part. How many people will die from either sickness or from the war on freedom.
The truth is, these kind of situations isn’t much different than the typical day to day situations, people will get sick and die everyday, and young Americans will always risk dying for our freedom. I don’t mean this profound impact on how your life should be lived. That would be ridiculous.
What I’m saying is that uncertainty is all about what is promised in God’s word.
If we’re going to talk about the reality of the danger and uncertainty of the world in which we live, we then must also declare the truth about the God, we follow is truly the world’s antithesis. Where our earthly future is fought with peril, our eternal future is safe and sound. Where our comforts of this life are fleeting and the routine we crave is fragile, the faithfulness and peace of our Lord is unyielding.
Isaiah 41:10 says “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God: I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Deuteronomy 31:6 says “Be strong and courageous. Do not fears or be in dread… for it is the Lord you God who goes with you, I will not leave you or forsake you.”
Even Jesus’s final words to His disciples before ascending to Heaven were a promise: “I am with you always, to the end of the age.” -Matthew 28:20-
So, why then, as children of God should these new challenges be any different? In a time when fear is so easily found, we as followers of Christ, have the greatest reason not to be afraid: the steadfastness and love of the one who conquered death itself.