Times That Demand Special Trust
Every Christian claims to trust the Lord. Yet, in reality, many of God’s children aren’t ready to face the dark storm coming their way. Unless we lay hold of a special, unshakable trust in God, we won’t be ready for the hard times, now or in the future. When the storm approaches and uncertainty falls over human kind like a cloud, multitudes of Christians won’t be able to handle it. Overcome with fear, they will lose their song of victory. Who are these people who won’t be prepared to endure the storm? They are those who haven’t cultivated a life of prayer with God and who are not grounded in His word.
“I will call on the Lord, who is worth to be praised” (II Samuel 22:4). I remember not only our present Pastor, but Pastors that have gone on to be with the Lord that urged Christians to set aside a time each day to call on the name of the Lord. Thank God, many have learned to pour out their souls to God daily, and they are being rewarded with a strong faith and trust in God.
You see, communion with God gives birth to trust. By pouring out to the Lord all our worries, we come away with His rest and assurance in these uncertain times. If we are to trust God at all times, then we must be pouring out our hearts to Him without ceasing. As the days become more frightful, there will arise a people who are called by His name and have a close relationship with Him who will not become wavering in the storm, because they have cultivated a prayer life and know for sure His word will uphold them in the hardest of times.
Jonathan W. Mishoe
S.C. Men’s Director