Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Coming Time

“The time is coming…” Luke 21:6

What do we do when a time of trouble comes? What do we do when difficulties arise? How are we to respond?

Almost five years ago now one of the Pastors at my church taught these lessons from this passage of scripture. Pastor Jonathan shared three “don’ts” and three “be’s” in times of uncertainty.

Don’t be deceived (vs.8)
Don’t panic (vs.9)
Don’t worry (vs.14)

Be firm in your standing (vs.19)
Be on guard (vs.34)
Be prayerful (vs.36)

Jesus promised us that we will face adversity, “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.” (John 16:33) Times of destruction come, but we don’t have to despair. Our times are in His hands. Let’s trust Him with our times…our troubles…our todays…and our tomorrows.

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Lori said...

Wise advice; thanks for sharing this wisdom from your pastor! It's so reassuring to know and remember that in this ever-changing world, there is always One that never changes!

Hope you're feeling better! Missed you today on Wendy's blog!
Praying for a sweet return Saturday for your dad!
Lori - AZ

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Good advice indeed.