It’s Time to Trust

Weariness. We see it on people’s faces as we pass strangers on the street, in the grocery store, or even communicating with loved ones in our homes. News reports of new variants of Covid-19 (seriously?!), deaths in Ukraine, people hiding in bomb shelters, vaccine mandates, government control, and much more flood our screens every day.

What are we going to do? What does the future hold? Where is hope right now?

There’s an excellent quote by J.R.R. Tolkien. “Not all those who wander are lost.” Tolkien is referencing travel and how people might be wandering, but it’s intentional and that they aren’t lost. As Christians, we can develop a different perspective of the beautiful quote. If Tolkien were alive today, he might have said it this way: The world and life itself are “wandering” right now. Everything is uncertain. However, as Christians, we don’t have to wander because we are never lost.

We were found by a holy Being named Jesus. We know how our story ends because we have biblical evidence of the truth. We also know that our stories all began and will end with Jesus. He met us in life and will also meet us in death. Luke 1:37 says “For no word from God will ever fail” (NIV). God answers our prayers. In 2 Kings 19:14-19 and 34-37 King Hezekiah cries out to God and God answers his prayers. You may not even have to read this section to know God answers His children’s prayers because He answered your prayers at some point in your life.

Do you feel lost? Are you frightened of what the future holds? Are you wondering if you are wandering? As life progresses down scary roads, here are some tips to help you feel grounded spiritually, physically, and mentally:

  • Pray. Cry out to God because He is the ultimate Comforter.
  • Worship. Lift your hands. Sing some inspiring praise music. Maverick City Music and Elevation Worship have songs that can ground and inspire our hearts. LION by Elevation Worship is an incredible Christian anthem!
  • Read your Bible. God’s Word is easily accessible, so whether or not you are a Christian, find a Bible and dive into God’s Word. It has great power to comfort, heal, and provide hope.
  • Educate yourself. Read commentaries by David Jeremiah, Amir Tsarfati, and more. Read a daily devotional that will help you get out of bed every day. If you like fiction books try the Left Behind series by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins or Joel Rosenberg’s Jerusalem Assassin.
  • Join a Bible study whether online or in person. Connect with Christians and study the Word together. This will help you build solid relationships with other Christians on the foundation of the Word.
  • Write Bible verses on notecards or sticky notes and place them around your home. Shine God’s light in every room.
  • Try journaling. Make a gratitude list or a prayer list. Write a love note to Jesus. This will help you process your thoughts and help you discover what God is saying to you.
  • Go outside. Leaving your home and smelling the fresh air and witnessing God’s creation gives you real-life examples that our God can do amazing and impossible things.
  • If you are worried about food shortages and you want to pinch your pennies, try gardening, freezing fruits and vegetables, and canning. These methods will help you stay secure in what you have as well as help you prepare for the future.
  • Lastly, stay up-to-date with the Voice of Truth. Read our newsletter and utilize its resources to help you. Shannon’s videos are so knowledgeable and aid us in armoring up for the spiritual battle.

If you don’t know Jesus as your Savior and you are seeking something that this world cannot offer, listen to Shannon’s words and read the Bible. God is loving, compassionate, and just. He wants to be your God and He wants to be a part of your life. He is a promise keeper and a light in the darkness. He will meet you where you are and He wants to see you in eternity someday.