Who or what do you run to first in times of uncertainty?
If you are wise, you will run to Papa— Almighty God because…
He alone has the roadmap to your future.
“Remember this and take courage. Take it to heart, you rebellious and disloyal people. Remember carefully the former things which I did from ages past.
For I am God, and there is no one else. I am God, and there is no one like Me, Declaring the end and the result from the beginning, and from ancient times the things which have not yet been done.
Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, and I will do all that pleases Me and fulfills My purpose.’” Isaiah 46:8-10
There is a season, a time appointed for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
A time to weep and a time to laugh.
A time to mourn and a time to dance.
A time to throw away stones and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing.
A time to search and a time to give up as lost.
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to tear apart and a time to sew together.
A time to keep silent and a time to speak.
A time to love and a time to hate.
A time for war and a time for peace.
He has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time. He has also planted eternity— a sense of divine purpose in the human heart. A mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God. Yet man cannot find out, comprehend, grasp what God has done, His overall plan from the beginning to the end. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 and 11
His protection is infinite and supreme.
His house is my shelter and secret retreat. It is there I find peace in the midst of storm and turmoil. Safety sits with me in the hiding place of God. He will set me on a rock, high above the fray. Psalm 27:5
He who takes refuge in the shelter of the Most High will be safe in the shadow of the Almighty.
He will say to the Eternal, “My shelter, my mighty fortress, my God, I place all my trust in You.”
For He will rescue you from the snares set by your enemies who entrap you and from deadly plagues.
Like a bird protecting its young, God will cover you with His feathers. Will protect you under His great wings; His faithfulness will form a shield around you, a rock-solid wall to protect you.
You will not dread the terrors that haunt the night. Or enemy arrows that fly in the day. Or the plagues that lurk in darkness. Or the disasters that wreak havoc at noon.
A thousand may fall on your left. Ten thousand may die on your right, but these horrors won’t come near you.
Only your eyes will witness the punishment that awaits the evil, but you will not suffer because of it. For you made the Eternal your refuge, the Most High your only home.
No evil will come to you. Plagues will be turned away at your door.
He will command His heavenly messengers to guard you, to keep you safe in every way. They will hold you up in their hand so that you will not crash, or fall or even graze your foot on a stone. You will walk on the lion and the cobra. You will trample the lion and the serpent underfoot. Psalm 91:1-13
Today be encouraged if you desire to be a winner in this game called life. We have no reason to despair. Despite the fact that our outer humanity is falling apart and decaying, our inner humanity is breathing in new life every day.
You see, the short-lived pains of this life are creating for us an eternal glory that does not compare to anything we know here. So we do not set our sights on the things we can see with our eyes. All of that is fleeting. It will eventually fade away. Instead, we focus on the things we cannot see which live on and on. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18