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It’s time to lean into the Word. This is such a sad and distressing time for so many Americans. The anger and disappointment are palpable; normally even-keeled people are reeling from the realization that our nation is a piping hot mess.
Christians aren’t immune to cultural strictures, but we are supposed to know what to do. Ours is a higher calling because we are to endure, but not that scowl-ey faced endurance that is hard to watch and even harder to be around. Ours is the sweet joy-filled endurance that can only come from a close relationship with our Savior.
This doesn’t come through our own strength or efforts. We must put the phones down, unplug from our devices, and shut out the noise of talking heads. God isn’t surprised that there is election fraud in America in 2020. The never-ending pandemic and ineffective response by local leaders isn’t news to Almighty God.
He goes before us to prepare the way, so He’s never unaware of what we need. Our times are all in His hands. As mayors and local leaders crack down on us, ending our hopes of a normal Thanksgiving we must get deeper into what God says or the pressure could become overwhelming.
God’s word overflows with solutions for these trying times. We are to exercise our faith, lift up the brethren and keep our eyes on God.
Hebrews 1:11 says, ‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.’
As modern people, we expect to name the problem, research the solution, execute the steps needed to resolve the issue and then move on to whatever is next.
This year we have seen a few solutions, but many serious problems remain. We have to keep knocking (praying persistently) and searching the scriptures to bolster our faith. If the solution is not yet evident, we must continue on!
God reminds us that some answers will not come quickly in 2 Corinthians 4:18; ‘So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.’ Our focus must draw down on what is eternal. When we see the events of our days from that perspective the wait takes on a different meaning. God is doing what must be done to bring souls into the Kingdom and evildoers to justice.
So, we wait. In the meantime, offer a smile to that weary looking soul nearby. While we consider the implications, let’s bake brownies for a neighbor who hasn’t been seen outside in a few weeks. And as the negative news reaches new levels of mind-bending lunacy, let’s turn that off and turn on the praise and worship music.
God is in control. Waiting on Him is an action; we are to be busy being His hands and feet.
Hebrews 10:39 lays it out, ‘But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.’
Stacy is the Communications Director for Family Vision Media and co-chairwoman of the Project 21 National Advisory Council of the National Center for Public Policy Research. Stacy is a decorated Air Force Veteran, Emmy Nominated TV personality and former elected official.
Stacy hosts a weekly radio program on SiriusXM’s Patriot Channel Sundays from 9-11 am.
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