Pastor Tim Romero
2 minutes reading time (356 words)
Jeremiah 51:46 (ESV): "46 Let not your heart faint, and be not fearful at the report heard in the land, when a report comes in one year and afterward a report in another year, and violence is in the land, and ruler is against ruler."
Violence and rumors can produce fear in the heart of anyone. Thankfully for the Christian, we can be at rest for our God is in control. He said He would be with us always and thus we shall fear not! As David said so shall we, "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me (Ps 23:4)."
As God was proclaiming judgment against Babylon He encouraged His people to not be faint-hearted and fearful of what they would see and hear. God would protect them and position them through this violence and chaos to be restored to their land. If His people wanted to go home these things must occur!
The same holds for the modern-day believer. Jesus promised us chaos, violence, and unrest (Matt 24:3-8) in the days leading up to the Tribulation Period. There would be wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes, pestilences, and famines. He proclaimed that nation would rise against nation and the persecution of believers would increase. However, we are to fear not for God is with us. He is preparing things to take us home. Don't be caught off guard by what you see and hear, rest in the Lord. He is at work to position us to go home! Amen?
Father, we thank You for being with us always. We thank You that You are in control of ALL things and that is why we have nothing to fear. We want Your will to be done! Help us to remain hopeful and at peace as You move pieces of the prophetic puzzle around to prepare the world for judgment and Your people for their homecoming. We believe but help our unbelief we pray in Jesus' name, amen!