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Opportunity in Uncertainty

Our country is facing some of the most difficult times in recent memory. From health crisis to social unrest, we face challenges that present an element of uncertainty that can affect our daily lives. Society is looking for answers . . . answers to the pandemic, answers to racism, answers for a troubled economy. There are demonstrators on the streets demanding change, media commentators offering solutions and politicians promising to bring relief.

They are all looking in the wrong place for a solution. Social rebellion will not bring social equality, the media certainly has not proven a reliable guide and the solution will not come from Washington. The answer is found in God’s word. As our Creator, He has a specific design for how our world should operate. We should live Christ-centered lives that honor the principles that govern His kingdom. We need to turn back, individually, and as a country, to putting God first.

Scripture is clear:

“14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

2 Chronicles 7:14

When the storms come, it is the sand and loose debris that is blown or washed away. If, however, the foundation is solid, it will survive the storm, as Jesus states in Matthew 7:24-25:

24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.”

We have not just an opportunity today, but a responsibility to be an influence for Christ during these uncertain times. Change starts with us. Are we really doing everything we can to be salt and light? Do we study God’s word as much as we study the television? Are we spending time in prayer, or is life just too busy? Nothing of eternal significance can be accomplished without the work of the Holy Spirit in us and through us. It is so easy to neglect the things that really make a difference due to the tyranny of the urgent.

Today, opportunities are great while the workers are few. Let’s take time to seek the face of God, study His Word, and live out the Gospel message for all to see. The time is short and the stakes are high.

“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. 7 Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts.” -Isaiah 55:6-7

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