As I struggled with a head cold the past few weeks, I had plenty of time to let my thoughts wander. I discovered they kept returning again and again to the problems and ever darkening times that we are living in.
The church, our beloved country, and our families are facing dire circumstances. I have seen and read numerous articles, news stories and blogs showing clearly the direction we are heading.
I have talked to people that are watching their families pull apart at the seams, and the outcome has been one of disheartened sadness, emotional and spiritual emptiness.
When one’s life is turned upside down and inside out repeatedly, time after time; it is difficult to continually rise above the heartache and desolation that results. It is easy to find oneself shutting down, closing off from the pain and grief.
I know. I have lived through those times myself.
The past few years of my own life, while not on the level with some, have been pocketed with stressful situations that brought both pain and grief. And while I can tell myself that I have overcome, in the power of God’s Spirit; I sometimes question whether that is really the case.
Satan will use whatever means we hand him to undermine our faith, to attack where we are the most raw and vulnerable. He will lie to us, make us question ourselves and our God. He uses cheap tricks and manipulation of our mind and heart to weaken our faith and have us wondering why we bother.
He will tempt us with seemingly wonderful ideas and activities that will pull us down a dark road away from the Light if we let him.
It is then that we need to grab hold of all the resources given us through our salvation and the power of the Holy Spirit to dig the doubt and misery out of our souls. It is then that we must rebuke him and send him on his way.
We must do this within ourselves, for our families, for the church and for this country. It is a battle that encompasses everything throughout the world, a battle that must be fought and won.
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This country was founded on Christian faith and doctrine, and we have allowed the unbelievers to twist that foundation into something dark and evil. We have allowed them to twist the constitution into something that they can use to kick God out of everything public; something that goes completely against the founding fathers’ original intent.
We have allowed a woman’s choice to murder millions and millions of babies. We have allowed the gift of freewill to turn thoughts, lifestyles, and entertainment into cesspools of depravity. We have allowed Satan to twist us and leave us hanging in the wind of judgment and wrath from the God that created us.
Will that wrath happen? Most assuredly if we do not do something to stem the tide of sin and evil that has pervaded families, this country, and yes, even the “church”.
So, what is the answer to all this?
God’s only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
A faith in Jesus, and accepting of Him as your Lord and Savior, is the only way to overcome the evil and sin that so easily besets. He is the Only Way to forgiveness and eternal life in heaven.
A belief in, and an acceptance of Jesus will give us all we need to fight the darkness, to bring Light to the world.
A belief in Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit, will give us the ability to transform our lives into an acceptable righteousness that God will welcome.
He is the Beginning and the End of the search for meaning and life.
He is the Provider of all that we need, the Lover of our souls, the One that was willing to die for us.
He is the Anchor that keeps us from floating off into a world of sin that we would soon drown in.
Jesus is the Answer to everything.
When you have Jesus, you have Everything.
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As I began to feel better, the first few blogs I found to read all went along with my thoughts during those hours of illness. God affirming those thoughts? I think so.
I thought you might also enjoy reading them if you haven’t already:
Bro Pat at Good News When The Lights Go Out
Noel Williams at This Blogging Thing In Christ You Have Everything
The Watchman Christ: My Anchor
Christopher Clody New Wings
© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2012