Established Lives in Unstable Times
June 12, 2011
Reference scripture: 1 Peter 5: 8-10 & James 5: 8
Today we are living in unstable times. Politically, economically, globally and spiritually, there seems to be no confidence in tomorrow’s future. In spite of these uncertainties in our world, God wants us to have a confidence for our lives and families. He wants us to establish our lives in unstable times.
Establish – to set, make firm, solid, cause to stand, to strengthen, (ref. Luke 22: 32)
Four things to establish our lives in unstable times
- We must realize that trials and troubles are coming but they won’t last forever. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 1 Peter 5: 10
- Remember that Jesus is coming. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. James 5: 8
- Stay connected to the Church (with each other)
For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established— that is, that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. Romans 1: 11
- Believe in God’s word.
… and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.”2 Chronicles 20: 20