Peace in the Chaos

Read Luke 21:1 through 22:71

Do we ever look at our world and ask, “What happened?” The moral climate seems to have plunged. Sin is rampant. Nuclear war threatens. A bad economy has become the new way of life. And what’s with all these record-breaking natural disasters? It’s easy to wonder if the end of world is near and become so afraid that we panic.

“When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away” (Luke 21:9).

Many times through the past two thousand years, people have panicked over the state of the world. Jesus had a word for them and for us: “Do not be frightened.”

The world may change, but God is still in control.

Bad times can bring good results. As society disintegrates people tend to turn to God, and revival can occur. Challenges even make believers depend on God more. Our survival plan should be to prepare ourselves spiritually for whatever God brings—in good times or bad.

Challenge for Today:

Think of a way to point people to Jesus when they express their fears about the future.

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