Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD. Psalm 31:24
Hello readers. Welcome to my heart. Let's begin.
I have a guilty pleasure. I enjoyed the minutes after the election of reading the Facebook and Twitter posts. Like, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Like, popcorn and two sources of electronic devices loaded up. Let me paint for you the extremity of this enjoyment.
I had my laptop open, on Facebook. I changed my newsfeed to Most Recent, so I could get the freshest of the posts. Then, I had my tablet on Twitter, where I was also hitting the refresh button every few seconds so I could get the freshest of the Tweets.
I know, I know. How sad of me. But I will say this, I enjoyed seeing you all post your opinions of your heart.
Yes, I said it. Your heart.
So I really wanted to hop into the mix. Ya know, toss in my opinion of everyone else's opinions about other people's opinions, but then it hit me, I would only being doing just that, voicing my opinion when I'm telling other people to stop voicing their opinions---which all just seems so silly. And I didn't want to feel silly, however, this thought hit me--------I have a blog.
So right now, I'm being silly. My opinion of the election is..........
Please people calm down.
I can tell that a lot of us are not thinking of eternity when it comes to worldly issues. I'm honestly talking to my believer friends here, because this should be expected from unbelievers who live with no hope in anything other than this world, but you, the Christian....
Where is your hope?
I'm witnessing from many of you a lack of awareness of the sovereignty of God. I'm witnessing from a lot you an exposure of your hearts condition of your security. A lot have tweeted the "Christian things", but not many are actually believing it. If Jesus is our King and our President and God controls it all, then your next Tweet should not be some demeaning sarcastic Tweet about people on welfare and food stamps and leaving the country. Because if you believe that God is sovereign, you would understand that the hearts of man are corrupt and that God's wrath will be dealt to the wicked. So therefore, there is no hope outside of Jesus. Guys, nothing will get better outside of Jesus, because the wicked will be dealt with. Your church isn't telling you this are they? God will judge the wicked, and if you are not in Christ and covered by His sacrifice for your sins then you will be judged by the Law, which says that if you break one of the laws you break the entire Law, which means you are guilty. But you can be justified as innocent because of Jesus's death for your sins, His payment covers you if you receive it.
So, calm down. You're okay. Which is why I am saying to the believers, "It's going to be alright."
Hey, if this nation does blow up and we all get controlled by China or lose oil or whatever, know that God is sovereign, know that you are okay. Our hope is not in this world, so that means if this world---let's just say the worst case scenario, it explodes. We are going to be with the Lord in Heaven.
So beyond all your stressed out lives and your worries about the economy collapsing and the world going in shambles and you having to work so hard for lazy people, guess what?
You're going to die one day and be with God in heaven for eternity, and a lot of people will not be. Are you aware of this? You are OKAY. The estimated 72 years we spend on this Earth is nothing compared to the promise you have waiting for you in heaven. Calm the freak down.
I don't mean to be aggressive, but I'm seeing us, the Christian body, continue to put our hope in nothing that is bringing life for ourselves or unbelievers. Instead we're giving in to the worries of the decrees of this world, and the ones without hope are in turmoil and even the Christians are too, then how are they going to see the light in us? Are they going to see the hope in us if you're freaking out every time your internet goes out or the president you don't like gets elected or something doesn't go your way, get over yourself and know that Jesus is your hope.
Now, I know this is easier said than done. I'll be needing this blog in I'm sure a week when I'm stressing about something, so I'm aware this is a normal attitude for us. But, remember this one thing,
It's going to be alright.
You are okay. You have God. A lot of people don't.