Christmas-time for many; is filled with joy, peace and hope as we remember our Savior’s birth and reminded of the great gift of His sacrifice in our behalf. But soon we are painfully assaulted with the daily news and again we shake our heads at the craziness of our times.
Long Good News?
Do you long for good news instead of bad? Have you nearly lost all the faith you thought you had? Does the promise of tomorrow mar your today? Do you wish peace would return and evil chased away? If so there is some Good New you may have heard before, The future is in the hands of the Lord. He has conquered evil although the world does not show it, The day comes soon when everyone knows it. Pray for peace in the land. Pray eyes will see and ears will hear God’s plan. Until the earth’s harvest is done, Your job is to pray, and to watch for the return of God’s Son. He that lived and died and lives forever more; Is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He who rose to sit at the Father’s side, Soon returns to collect His Bride. Do you long for peace and joy to touch the earth I ask? Then steadfastly look for the good and do not turn back.
John 14:27-29 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe.
There is so much hate and division in our world; with so many opportunities and issues where we can disagree with each other. I say let us agree on what we can agree on. Sometimes even that seems to be an impossibility; but we can choose to think on good things. What is good? To me, good is God, God’s Word, and the beauty of His creation. In troubling times I choose to think on good things. I search for and long for good news.
Do you Long for Good News?
Do you long for good new instead of bad? Have you nearly lost all the faith you thought you had? Does the promise of tomorrow mar your today? Do you wish peace would return and evil chased away? If so, there is some Good News you may have heard before; The future is in the hands of the Lord. He has conquered evil although the world does show it. The day soon comes when everyone knows it. Pray for peace in the land. Pray eyes will see and will hear God’s plan. Until the earth’s harvest is done, Your job is to trust and watch and plan for the return of God’s Son. He that lived and died and lives forevermore, Is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He who rose to sit at the Father’s side, Soon returns to collect His bride. Do you long for peace and joy to touch the earth I ask? Then steadfastly look for the good and do not turn back.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Luke 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people
Philippians 4:8-9 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
When all we see and hear is doom and gloom, and our lives have turned upside down, we must make a choice; who are we listening to? We need to not only follow our leader’s direction, but must also seek God’s face to hear His guidance in our situations. This is not the time for worry and fear but it is occasion to stand on God’s Word to proclaim victory over sickness, fear and confusion in Jesus’ name.
Positive in Worldly Woe
How to stay positive in negative worldly woes, Is a question most seek the answer to know. When the unknown begins to cause stress within, Look in faith to the One that sees beginning to end, When angers emotion starts its fire inside, And you are overcome with no answers in sight. Come to the water that’s sweet flow, Will calm the storms raging in your soul. When uncertainties, fear and stress begin to rise, Turn to the God with all seeing eyes. He is the One certain and true, He fights your battle for you. He is Prince of Peace; come take rest. He travels with you and plans for your best. A the place of decision there is choice; Listen to the despairing predictions or heed God’s voice. Pray and repent, and trust and praise the Lord above. You’ve traveled from negative into the positive realm of faith and love.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Isaiah 50:7 For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.