Giving Thanks in Times of Trouble
By Kurt Bomar
I think we can all agree that we are living in unprecedented times. Not only are we in a recession, but inflation has been re-awakened and is hurting us all at the gas pump, the grocery store, and everywhere else. We are experiencing shortages in items that we have taken for granted our whole lives. Men can compete in women’s sports just by “identifying” as a woman. We seem to be on the brink of a possible nuclear war. Everything seems to be upside down. So what should we do? I suggest we give thanks.
We still live in the greatest country in the world. If it were not so, then 2 million illegal aliens would not be trying to cross our southern border this year alone. We still have our freedom to worship God at our churches–unlike so many other countries where our brothers and sisters in Christ undergo persecution for that. Our poorest are still considered the top 10% richest in the world.
Still, I understand how many can feel discouraged when they look at the condition of our country. But let me give you another reason to be thankful…Jesus is coming soon!
It should be no surprise that the world seems to be in chaos. God’s Word tells us that just before he comes men will call evil good and good evil and they will even celebrate the most wicked among us (Romans 1). Current conditions suggest that His return is near!
Another huge reason to be thankful is that even in times of trouble, He takes care of His kids. And more importantly, this is not our home. Jesus tells us that he is preparing a home for us that is unimaginably glorious.
Dear friends, Heaven is real and the youngest of us is not that far away from it. Jesus said, “don’t rejoice that demons submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in the book of life”.
So, no matter how tough times seem, just remember that God is in control, it’s part of his plan, and in the end, we win!
Kurt Bomar is the pastor of Walnut Grove Church located in Avery County. You are welcome to join them on Sundays at 11:00 AM for worship! (When we are allowed to meet in the building again). You can read more Christian news from Kurt Bomar HERE.