Commentary By: Gordon King
May the good Lord be with us all in these times of trouble!
Many people don’t think that we are living in times of trouble, that everything is fine, and that people like me are just blowing everything out of proportion!
Well, that may be true in their own little world, confined to their own individual space, however, we must look at the world from a different perspective. We need to view the world from a heavenly perspective.
Scripture tells us exactly what the world will look like just before the Tribulation period begins. And if we study scripture then we will see that the world isn’t fine and it won’t be until after the second coming of Christ!
We will all go through trials and tribulations in our life, however it is nothing compared to what is coming upon the world. The thing is that even though the world is falling apart, and even though there seems to be no end in sight for many of us, we must remember that God is in control of all things!
God has a plan, and that plan is coming to fruition. Everything that we see happening today was foretold by the prophets of the Old and New Testaments thousands of years ago.
God wants us to know these things before hand, to warn us of the coming destruction, to give us signs of the nearness of His return.
God also tells us that He is always with us nor will He ever forsake us, even til the end of the age.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Behold, all who are incensed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; those who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish. You shall seek those who contend with you, but you shall not find them; those who war against you shall be as nothing at all. For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”
“Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
In times of trouble we often feel defeated and as though the entire world is crashing in around us. We can worry about what may befall us, about the troubles in our life. If and when we do we should turn to God for His peace.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Do not fear, our Lord and helper is with us!
‘So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” ‘
God bless my friends! Maranatha!