I recently wrote about the value of asking ourselves during challenging times the question “What is true about God right now?”
With all that’s going on in our nation these days, perhaps now would be a good time to reflect on that question in the context of current events.
Here are ten things that are true about God no matter what’s going on in the world around us.
#1: He’s Still in Control
Psalm 97:1: “The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.
No matter the outcome of an election, God is still on His throne and will never be voted out or removed from office!
#2: Jesus is Still the Same
Hebrews 13:8: “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
We don’t know how long it will be before Jesus returns, but whether He comes today or a hundred years from now—and no matter what happens in the meantime—Jesus is still the same and always will be.
#3: His Word is Still True
John 17:17b: “Thy Word is truth.”
We can still turn to Scripture for help, hope, and wisdom even in the midst of a culture that has lost its way. Our society may not be able to agree on the truth, politicians may stretch the truth, schools might not teach the truth, but we can still find the Truth in the Word of God!
#4: He Still Loves His Children
Romans 8:38-39: “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
If none of those things can separate us from the love of God, I don’t think elections or worldwide pandemic can do it either!
#5: Jesus Still Saves
Romans 10:9: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
That was true when Paul wrote it, and it’s true today. God is still at work in the world to bring lost sinners to Christ.
#6: Jesus Has Overcome the World
John 16:33: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
Jesus foretold it two thousand years ago: in the world, we’ll have trouble. But His encouragement can still give hope today: He has overcome the world!
#7: He Still Has a Plan for You
Psalm 37:23: “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.”
In times of upheaval, it’s good to know that God still orders our steps. His plans for us aren’t thrown off track based on the changing circumstances around us.
#8: He’s Still Working All Things Together for Good
Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”
All things? That’s what Paul said! That’s a big promise that I have a hard time getting my head around, but we can believe by faith that it’s true.
#9: He’s Still Working to Sanctify His People
Philippians 1:6: “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ . . .”
Our problems aren’t just “out there” in the world—we still have the problem of our own sin nature right inside us. Thankfully, God is still at work sanctifying His people and conforming us to the image of Christ. That’s great news!
#10: He Will Never Leave Us
Hebrews 13:5b: “for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
God is always with His people. What a promise! In good times and bad, in times of plenty and times of poverty, in times of peace and times of chaos, in times of sickness and times of health, in times of joy and times of sorrow, in times of peace and times of conflict, He is always there. Always.
There may be plenty of things to be concerned about in our world, but let’s not forget that we have hope beyond this world. Take a few moments to reflect on what is true about God today, and let Him encourage and strengthen your heart!
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