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In life, we cannot predict what is going to happen in the future to us or what is going to happen in our corner of the world or even what will occur in the next moment.
The uncertainties, the unknowns, and the unfamiliar events crash into our now, and in the midst of what we experience emotionally, physically, and spiritually when these events come, we find how inadequate we as human beings are to cope with it all.
If one is a believer in Jesus Christ, the way to deal and respond to these events is through the truth of God's faithfulness. In the book of 2nd, Corinthians Paul emphasized that when life throws an unexpected curveball, believers in Jesus as the way, the truth and the life were to place their trust in; 1) God's covenant faithfulness; 2) God’s trustworthy reliability; 3) God’s truthfulness as revealed in Jesus the Messiah.
As a believer trusting in the faithfulness of God, He is the heart of my thinking, praying, and hoping, and through an act of my will, I am 'living, abiding, being in the realm of faith, not directed by what I can see or what I know from a worldly stance, but relying in faith on the unseen divine power of the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 5:7).
When I cannot 'see' where I am going in the many challenges in life and I do not know what is going to happen next in this crazy upside-down world, (chaos spilling across the country, political divide, the senseless violent acts, civil unrest, injury, illness, losses), the only light that is sufficient to guide me in the darkness of unknown territory is the light and life of Jesus himself who reveals the Father.
"His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His glory and excellence. Through these, He has given us His precious and magnificent promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, now that you have escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires" 2 Peter 1:3-4
My entire worldview shifts to one of understanding I am to live from God’s faithfulness as revealed in Jesus who has fully and sufficiently supplied all I need to live this life.
The role I have as a Christian is choosing to participate in the divine power of the Spirit-life that has been infused into the fabric of my humanity, living Faith in the practical reality of life's uncertainties. I am challenged through life events to respond to the Spirit-life who redirects my thinking, acting, and being from this realm of faith discovered in the reign of Jesus.
Jesus is who thinks, acts, and expresses God's faithfulness, God's reliability, God's promised security, and God's full assurance that in Christ there is hope, light, and life, regardless of difficulties. The unseen realm of the spirit and the divine power in Jesus whose life has been imparted into mine is the anchor and source I tie my life (thoughts, attitudes, motivations, desires, passions, activities) to and all I experience; including the bad things ------ become filtered through Jesus' life passing through mine in a God-consciousness.
Jesus-being-life is who calls me, draws me, beckons me, and ushers me to come to Him, to place my belief and trust Him that in each event, I experience, including every situation (each circumstance, relational issue, conflicts, not understanding, questioning, doubting, fears, anxieties, suffering, etc.) and in the ups and downs of this journey - God is trustworthy in All seasons.
You and I can be encouraged we are not left alone as there is a sanctuary discovered in this divine power of Jesus's life as a sanctuary of love and light. When life shows you and me as inadequate and life’s uncertainties push us beyond capacity, we know that there is certainty in trusting God as the Faithful One.
The Spirit-led-life which Jesus gifts to each and every believer, imparts an all-sufficient grace that enables us to live faithfully and confidently in a hostile and uncertain world.
by Lorraine Taylor
Upstate NY, USA - email@example.com
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