Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Pastor's Ponderings, December 28, 2021

Our Father Will Protect Us


This will be the last blog of 2021.  So many things have happened in this year beginning with the January 6, 2021, siege of the U.S. Congress all the way to a brand new COVID-19 variant that is projected to reach one million new cases per day in the United States.  Most never expected these traumatic events to occur but we know that God is still in charge.


The Bible declares we cannot allow the challenges that we faced in 2021 or will face in 2022 to make us lose heart, be anxious, or act in fear.  We must walk by faith in God and not by our natural feelings (2 Corinthians 5:7).  There may be political turmoil, but the Bible declares that the heart of our ruler is in the hands of God (Proverbs 21:1).  They don’t become leaders by their own efforts, but God will raise one leader up and put down another (Psalm 75:6-7).  Plagues will come and go but God’s word stands assured, and He knows whom His children are (2 Timothy 2:19a).  


Climate changes, energy shortages, increasing worldwide inequality leading to displacement and death, and wars must not worry us because God owns the entire earth (Psalm 24:1); we are His and are privileged to sit in heavenly places with Him (Ephesians 2:6). Storms may come and winds may blow but God said that He would be with us until the end of time (Matthew 28:20).  Let us comfort ourselves knowing that the King of Kings and Lord of Lords is our protection and is always walking alongside of us no matter what happens.


2 Corinthians 5:7 

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7 For we live by faith, not by sight.


Proverbs 21:1

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In the Lord’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him.


Psalm 75:6-7

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No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt themselves.

It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.


2 Timothy 2:19a

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19 Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his….”


Psalm 24:1

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1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;


Ephesians 2:6

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6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,


Matthew 28:20

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20 …. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”







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