Dr. David Jeremiah
EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL
People are on high alert all over the world. Many who don't own a Bible are asking questions as to what the Bible says about prophecies. Marginal Christians are working desperately to keep their heads in the sand. Authentic Christians are quickly positioning themselves to share the Truth with the lost world, while they remind themselves that their citizenship is in Heaven. Fact, we live in exciting times! We are not called to be frightened, but rather to be anxious for nothing.
Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us. For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things. For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself. (Philippians 3:17-21 NASB)
Dr. David Jeremiah
Last fall, CNN released a survey of ten thousand young adults from ten countries; the survey showed tremendous anxiety in this age group about the future. One respondent said, “Like many others my age, I feel…this ‘apocalypse mentality’ that really burrows itself in my brain and stomach every day. I have trouble envisioning the future beyond a year.”
We have no need to be anxious about the future because the Lord Jesus is in control. Philippians 3 talks about His power and energy—His limitless omnipotence—that enables Him to bring everything under His control.
Everything includes everything—the future, the world forces that seem out of control, the invisible powers in the unseen realm, and the worries and anxieties that are consuming our minds today. Do you have a problem or burden that needs to be under the Lord’s control? Entrust it to Him. He doesn’t want anxiety to burrow itself into your brain or stomach. His power brings confidence, and confidence lifts our spirits.
Incidents and events that make no sense at all now will one day make perfect sense—if not in this life, then in heaven.