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State of The Union

As I look around at the state of the union, our country and the world, I’m not encouraged about the future. Many people feel the same way today. There are not a lot of happy smiling faces around anymore.

Watch the news, and all you see is story after story of the disintegration of our culture. Violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and corporate scandals fill the headlines everyday. Lawlessness and immorality are running rampant right in front of our eyes every where you look.

Want to see the direction we are headed, just take a look at the entertainment industry. That’s always a good meter to read if you want to see where we are going. Vulgarity, nudity, unwholesome innuendos, are what our movies, music, and televisionĀ  are consumed with. It’s almost a race to see who can out do the others for higher ratings. There is no public embarrassment or outrage as they continue to push the boundaries of normal decency further and further out. People have become numb as we spiral further and further down this deadly road.

We have a president and an administration, that’s more liberal then any other in our history. They were dealt a severe blow in the last elections, but the long road we are on is by no means any closer to the end. Many are wondering what new laws are coming that will harm our security, our freedoms, and the sanctity of life and marriage. Especially Christians, who have a growing concern of vocal government hostility, that my hamper the way we worship and our ability to teach and preach the truth of the scriptures publicly.

Mix all these things together and add the “Christian Church” that is trying so desperately to be like the world, and it isn’t hard to see the many unanswered questions that we face today.

One question I hear a lot is, “where is God in all that is happening today?” Is His plans for our country, and for His people, being defused or sidetracked somehow?

That’s a question everyone has had in his heart and mind, weather you want to admit it or not. It’s easy to wonder that, with all this wickedness and immoral conduct taking place all around us, where God is? We are all concerned about the future for our children, and grand children, and what’s it going to be like for them?

You will never find the answer, or any source of truth, in the media or the many talk shows that are on the air. The answer is from God in His Word.

First, God is on the throne. Not a single molecule escapes His notice or operates outside of His immediate control. Despite the way things are going, He remains unchanging, immovable, and supremely in control. This is not some wishful thinking, or some pious platitude – it’s an anchor of truth we can’t rehearse enough.

Quit standing on the premises and start standing on the promises. God’s promises for His people have not changed and they will never change.

  1. He has promised to build His Kingdom (Matthew 16:18)
  2. He has promised to care for His children (Isaiah 41:10)
  3. He has promised to accomplish only good for those who love Him. (Romans 8:28)
  4. He has promised to empower us in both ministry and service. (Ephesians 6:10-11)
  5. He has promised us an eternal home in heaven. (John 14:2-3)
  6. He has sealed these promises by indwelling us with His Holy Spirit. (2Corinthians 1:21-22)(John 14:23)

Our relationship with Him is irrevocable. This is true for us and every generation of believers that follow us.

Finally, God’s Word is not silent about what He is doing among sinful nations. The Bible offers clear, detailed insight into how He actively accomplishes His sovereign will through the worst expressions of natural depravity. Despite all this, scripture leaves no question about who is in control and what the ultimate outcome will be. God is always moving and working everything toward His ends and to achieve His means.

This should give every child of God, amazing security and comfort in grasping this truth. I pray it does for you.

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“The Love of God” is an old hymn sung by “Mercy Me” Enjoy and be blessed.

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