What to Do in Uncertain Times

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During an earthquake that occurred many years ago, the inhabitants of a small village were very alarmed…and at the same time surprised at the calmness and apparent joy of an old Christian lady, whom they all knew. At length one of them, addressing the elderly lady asked: “Aren’t you afraid?”

“No,” she replied, “I rejoice to know that I have a God that can shake the world.”

When your future seems uncertain, and worries abound you can gain peace and confidence. What are you most worried about today? What are you most uncertain about?

We need to remember that the Bible was written to people who lived in uncertain times. Whether it was Moses leading people out of slavery, David facing Goliath, or Peter preaching to the crowds on Pentecost, all these people lived in times of uncertainty.

Question: How did these people face uncertainty head on without wavering? How did they know the comfort and peace of God?

Answer: They learned an important truth: Life is uncertain, but God is not, and He is in control.

“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21).

“Dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations” (Psalms 22:28).

Larry Fitzgerald
Woodlawn church of Christ
Abilene, TX

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