It feels like the whole world is about to implode. Things have always been trending downward, morally-speaking, but at this point, it seems like the wheels have fallen off! Political division, a pandemic, government shut downs, mask mandates, racial tension; how should Christians respond?
We can tend to get overwhelmed and depressed by where things are headed. But is it our job to fix everything? Today we look at what our response should be given all that is going on around us. It should serve as a great encouragement during these dark and challenging times.
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. 10 So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. Galatians 6:9-10
1 Corinthians 15:1-8, 57-58
We discuss reasons why some are feeling down or overwhelmed, but we have God’s promise that, “greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 The Lord is not surprised by anything happening in our country and He sees the end from the beginning. People need hope today more than ever, and the Gospel is the answer.
Each generation has its challenges, and we’ve had it pretty good for quite a while here in one of the most free, safe, prosperous countries in the world. But things are changing – and not for the best. So, for Christians, what’s the primary reason we are still here? (Why doesn’t God just take us up to heaven the second we place our trust in Christ?) God never asked us to “change the world.”. He wants us to evangelize and disciple. (Matt 28:19-20)
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Of the more than 3000 participants, 65% reported anxiety symptoms, with 25% suffering moderate or severe anxiety.