(Do Not Fret Because Of The Happenings Around You)
TO THE BIBLE: Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
““For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.””
The Lord Jesus specified some of the agonising signs that’ll signal the end of the age. He said, “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.
People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken” (Luke 21:25-26 NIV). Much of these are already happening and many have become despondent; livelihoods, businesses and economies have been decimated.
Many aren’t sure about their future anymore. But, as a Christian, you shouldn’t be agitated about the future like others are; you should be at rest and at peace. The government or society where you live might promise you a great future, but don’t hope on their promises. God’s plan is the best; your role is to discover that plan and walk in the light of it.
Never allow the troubles in the world to get you depressed. Jesus knew you’d encounter crises in this world; it’s the reason He said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33 NIV).
Be of good cheer, irrespective of what’s happening around you or to you. Be strong. Be courageous. Don’t give in! Maybe your neighbourhood has been experiencing some attacks from armed bandits, or perhaps some have lost their jobs or businesses in your area; whatever it is, the trouble is only for a short time.
The Apostle Paul called it a “light, momentary affliction.” He said, “For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!]” (2 Corinthians 4:17 AMPC).
As long as you’re in Christ, you’re in safety; your future is secured. Hallelujah!
2 Corinthians 4:16-18; John 14:27
I’m God’s handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus to fulfil destiny and glorify Him with my life. I’m walking in preordained pathways, set on the course that I must follow, and living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for me to live, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 8:1-27, Genesis 25-26
Acts 8:1-13, Esther 1-2
Meditate on and declare 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 to yourself.
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.
At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.