Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Pastor's Ponderings, July 14, 2020

God Has Everything Under Control
What happens when everything is turned upside down and nothing is like it used to be?  On January 1, 2020, the world was celebrating the New Year, high school seniors were eagerly anticipating their graduation and post-graduation plans, people were planning their spring weddings when slowly the COVID-19 pandemic upended everyone’s plans.  The amount of deaths worldwide is rising, the cases of the virus are spiraling out of control and the economy has become unpredictable. Nothing is like it used to be.

Yet there is Someone who never will change. Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday and forever (Hebrews 13:8).  He is majestic in power, glory and authority (Jude 25) and holds all of creation (Colossians 1:17).  He is ruler of the universe; nothing is exempted. He is the great I AM and can do anything (Luke 1:37).  When His word goes forth it will accomplish anything that He pleases (Isaiah 55:11).

Those who have made the Lord Jesus Christ their Savior should have nothing to fear from the cataclysmic events that are occurring and that will occur.  Although some may enter His presence before we see the solution upon earth, we will have the joy of eternal life with Him. God is totally in charge and declares that everything that is happening is working together for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28).

The Bible assures us that we should not let our hearts be troubled (John 14:27).  God wants us to call upon Him when we are facing these challenges (Psalm 50:15).  Therefore, let us focus on the unchanging God in a changing world knowing that He will always work things out for us.  

Hebrews 13:8
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8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Jude 25
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25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

Colossians 1:17
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17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Luke 1:37
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37 For no word from God will ever fail.”

Isaiah 55:11
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11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent

Romans 8:28
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28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

John 14:27
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27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Psalm 50:15
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15 and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me."

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